William Ward Artist Papers

1111.151

Summary Information

Repository: Ingalls Library and Museum Archives
Creator: Ward, William E.
Title: William Ward Artist Papers
ID: 1111.151
Date: 1940s-1990s
Extent: 6.0 Linear feet
Language: English

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William Ward

William E. Ward (1922-2004) was an artist and chief designer at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1957-1993. Born in Cleveland to Lura D. and Edward Ward he was educated at Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Columbia University. During World War II he served in the U.S. army terrain intelligence unit in India and Ceylon, where he developed a life long interest in southeast asian art. After his military service Mr. Ward worked in the education and oriental art departments of the museum prior to being named head designer. He also was a professor of caligraphy and watercolor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. As a practicing artist he exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Ohio and other states. Ward was married to internationally renowned fiber artist Evelyn Svec. Their private art collection was featured in a number of exhibitions at CIA and CMA.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists entirely of works on paper created by William E. Ward. It spans his work as a high school student through his career as an artist.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Ingalls Library and Museum Archives

11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH, 44106
216-707-2492
archives2@clevelandart.org

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to the public. For more information or to access this collection contact archives staff at archives2@clevelandart.org.

Existence and Location of Copies note

A portion of this collection has been digitized and is available at digitalarchives.clevelandart.org.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

More information about William Ward can be found in the William Ward records collection, which contains records of Ward’s work as museum designer and in the museum education department from 1946-1989.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Artists -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Watercolor painting, American--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Aspen Series undated 

Box
small custom
Box

 A2020.036.0001 Aspen I 1963 

Apen Series

 A2020.036.0002 Apen II 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0003 Aspen III 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0004 Aspen IV 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0005 Aspen V 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0006 Aspen VI 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0007 Aspen VII 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0008 Aspen VIII 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0009 Aspen IX 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0010 Aspen X 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0011 Aspen XI 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0012 Aspen XII 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0013 Aspen XIV 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0014 Apen XV 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0015 Aspen XVI 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0016 Aspen XVII 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0017 Aspen XVIII 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0018 Aspen XIX 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0019 Aspen XX 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0020 Aspen XXI 1963 

Aspen Series

 A2020.036.0021 Aspen XXII 1963 

Aspen Series

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Calenda de la Soledad undated 

Box
custom

 A2020.036.0022 Untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0023 Calenda de la Soledad #4 undated 

 A2020.036.0024 Calenda de la Soledad #5 undated 

 A2020.036.0025 Calenda de la Soledad #6 undated 

 A2020.036.0026 Calenda de la Soledad #7 undated 

 A2020.036.0027 Calenda de la Soledad #9 undated 

 A2020.036.0028 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0029 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0030 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0031 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0032 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0033 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0034 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0035 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0036 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0037 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0038 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0039 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0040 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0041 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0042 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0043 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0044 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0045 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0046 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0047 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0048 untitled watercolor and paper collage undated 

 A2020.036.0049 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0050 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0051 untitled watercolor with gold leaf on paper undated 

 A2020.0236.0052 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0053 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0054 Calenda de la Soledad #21 undated 

 A2020.036.0055 Calenda de la Soledad #17 undated 

 A2020.036.0056 Calenda de la Soledad #18 undated 

 A2020.036.0057 Calenda de la Soledad #19 undated 

 A2020.036.0058 Calenda de la Soledad #16 undated 

 A2020.036.0059 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0060 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0061 untitled watercoloron paper undated 

 A2020.036.0062 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0063 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0064 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0065 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0066 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

 A2020.036.0067 untitled watercolor on paper undated 

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Ceylon and India 1944-1946 and undated 

Box
custom
Cabinet
oversize cabinet

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Home Design undated 

Box
custom

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Oaxaca, Mexico 1990s 

Box
custom

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Tapia Series 1980s 

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Unclassified works undated 

Cabinet
oversized
Box
custom

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Art school and childhood works before 1940 

Folder
multiple folders

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