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Name Pittman, A. Ross
Other names Dr. A. Ross Pittman
Life Dates 1883 -after 1968
Nationality American
Geographic location(s) Trenton, New Jersey
India
Occupation Printmaker
Neuropsychiatrist
Notes Pittman attended the University of Tennessee medical school in Memphis, graduating in 1916, then spent 12 years as a medical missionary in India. Returned to the U.S. in 1929, accepting a position on staff of New Jersey State Hospital in Trenton. Retired from medical practice in 1961. Prints held by Library of Congress and published in Trenton Magazine and "The Healing Art: A History of the Medical Society of New Jersey from 1776-1966."
Role Artist

Associated Records

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.3.2

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.3.2

"Rome Ferry at Round Lick Creek, Rome, Tennessee," 1946, woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. See also 1968.16.3.1, the original drawing for this print. Inscribed in pencil, lower left, below image: Rome Ferry at Round Lick Creek At lower edge, in pencil: Rome, Tenn. Cumberland River Series Signed lower right, in pencil, below image: A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.1.2

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.1.2

"The Hermitage," 1965, woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Image of The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville, Tennessee. See 1968.16.1.1, the original drawing for this print. Lower left, in pencil: "The Hermitage" Signed lower right, in pencil: A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.2.2

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.2.2

"Junction of Clover's Fork with Martin's Fork in Harlan, KY," 1965, woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. See also 1968.16.2.1, the original drawing for this print. Lower left, in pencil, below image: Junction of Clover's Fork with Martin's Fork in Harlan, KY Signed lower right, in pencil, below image: A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.4.2

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.4.2

"Lock No. 5 Near Hunters Point," 1947, woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. See also 1968.16.4.1, the original drawing for this image. Inscribed lower left, in pencil, below image: Lock No. 5 near Hunters Point Signed lower right, in pencil, below image: A. Ross Pittman Part of the Cumberland River Series. Labeled in pencil, "#4." The lock is near Lebanon, Tennessee.

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.5.2

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.5.2

"The Captain's Cabin," 1947, woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. See also 1968.16.5.1, the original drawing for this print. Inscribed, bottom left, in pencil: "The Captains Cabin Corner Fort Nashboro Nashville Tenn. restored." Signed lower right, in pencil: A. Ross Pittman Fort Nashborough was the stockade established by James Robertson in 1780 that established the settlement that would eventually become Nashville, Tennessee. The cabin depicted in the drawing was erected in memory of Capt. James Leeper, the first settler married in Nashborough (1780), killed in the Battle of the Bluff, April 2, 1781. The cabin was built of logs, with 1261 cuts in the roof alone.

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.6

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.6

"Grandfather's House, McMinnville, Tenn", undated, woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Inscribed in pencil, lower left (below image): The best preserved hewn loghouse I know of in Middle Tenn. Now a museum of antiques," and "not MY grandfather's / ARP." Signed lower right, in pencil (below image): A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.7

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.7

"Fall Creek Falls, Near Spencer, Tennessee," undated, woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Inscribed lower left, in pencil (below image): Fall Creek Falls near Spencer, Tenn. Signed lower right, in pencil (below image): A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.8

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.8

"Kirkland Hall, Vanderbilt University," undated woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Inscribed lower left, in pencil, below image: Kirkland Hall V. Univ. Signed lower right, in pencil, below image: A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.9

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.9

"The Parthenon as Restored for Centennial Park, 1896," undated woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Inscribed lower left, in pencil, below image: The Parthenon as Restored for Centennial Park, 1896 Signed lower right, in pencil, below image: A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.10

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.10

"Old Gym, Vanderbilt University, Nashville,Tennessee," undated woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Inscribed lower left, below image: Old Gym Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville,Tenn Signed lower right, below image: A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.11

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.11

"The Pittman Homestead, Built 1812," undated woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Inscribed lower left, below image: The Pittman homestead built 1812 Signed lower right, below image: A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.12

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.12

"Pittman's Crib," undated woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Inscribed lower left, below image: Pittman's Crib Signed lower right, below image: A Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.13

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.13

"Spring House at Pittman Farm," undated woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Inscribed lower left, below image: Spring House at Pittman Farm Signed lower right, below image: A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.14

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.14

"Uncle Albert's Cabin at the Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee," undated lithograph by A. Ross Pittman Inscribed lower left, below image: Uncle Albert's Cabin at the Hermitage / at the Hermitage, Nashville, Tenn. At the bottom, "probably Jackson home until he built the Hermitage." Signed lower right, below image: A. Ross Pittman

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.15.2

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.15.2

"Uncle Cuby Humes," 1952, woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Humes was a former slave, born in Rome, GA in 1842. This print was made after an original sketch of Humes, made from life by Pittman in 1952 (1968.16.15.1).

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.17

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.17

"Andrew Johnson's Tailor Shop," undated woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Signed in image, lower right (across walkway): A. Ross Pittman Inscribed on reverse: "Andrew Johnson's Tailor Shop (bought 1830) at his hometown Greeneville Tennessee. Back of it is his first home and the far house was owned by an uncle of Abe Lincoln."

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.19

Art-2D Collection - 1968.16.19

"Rocky Mount, Tennessee, Provincial Capital East of the Mississippi River," undated woodcut by A. Ross Pittman. Inscribed lower left, below image: Rocky Mount, Tenn. the first and only Provincial capital east of Miss. River, in use since 1770 Signed lower right, below image: A. Ross Pittman Rocky Mount was a home and farm established by William Cobb around 1770. From 1790-1792, Cobb's home was used as the capital of the territory which later became the State of Tennessee.