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Monteague Flagg

Monteague Flagg

Jan Dailey (View posts)
Posted: 6 Apr 1999 7:38AM GMT
I am looking for any information on Monteague Flagg. This person is (was?) a very good artist. I have four wonderful drawings of Native american indian children that were done by him(?). The pictures are very nice and I would like to know more about this person or other drawings anyone might know of. If anyone can give me any info. I would appreciate it very much. I took some photos of these drawings and am having them put on disk tomorrow. If you think seeing them might help identify the artist I will be able to e-mail them soon. Thank You for any help.

Jan Dailey

montague flagg

Coral King (View posts)
Posted: 1 Oct 1999 8:14PM GMT
Here's what I have on monty:

Born October 8, 1842, Hartford CT
Died 12/24/9915
Parents Jared Bradley Flagg Sarah Montague


Freatured in Who Was Who in American Art, ed. Peter Hastings Falk, Soundville Press, 1985, p.205
Who was Who in America, The A. N. marquis Co., Chicago.
Montague Flagg was a painter, who studied in Paris under jacquesson de la Chevreuse.
Proctor Prize, National Academy of Design, 1909
Silver Medal, St. Louis Expedition, 1904
N.A., 1910

The Flagg family is a large clan, all descended from Thomas Flagg who immigrated from England in the 1600's.

There was also another famous Flagg artist, Montgomery Flagg, who painted the "Uncle Sam" posters of WWI.

Montague Flagg

Posted: 2 Mar 2000 8:00PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jun 2001 3:34PM GMT
I came across your query about Montague Flagg by accident. He was my great-great uncle, and one of a number of Flagg family artists. Did you find the information you were seeking? I have other biographical information on him. I was interested that he did Native American paintings. Most of his works were France or the Northeastern US (as well as Australia), so the native american work is another dimention for me. Don't hesitate to reply.
Regards -- Peter Flagg Maxson

Monteague

joseph Arata, Sayville N.Y. (View posts)
Posted: 28 Aug 2000 12:45PM GMT
Have recently acquired a couple of watercolor paintings by ,possibly, your great great uncle. I have read,with great interest,your message and those of Coral King and Jan Dailey. I would greatly appreciate any more info that you might have on your late uncle, it seems he lead a very interesting life. The names on the watercolors are"Wispering Winds" and "Johnny Laughing Horse", both are of native american children, a girl and boy, they seem to have been orig. purchased at a ranch for the Boy Scouts Of America in New Mexico ,the name of which is "Philmont". I don`t know if they might have been a gift, to the boy scouts, by your uncle for the purpose of raising funds at auction or whatever. Whatever the reason I would sure like to find out more on the subject of both the paintings and your great uncle, anyone else who would like to respond please do so, I await any replys to my message with great anticipation, AND thanks for taking the time to reply!!
Joe Arata

Monteague

joseph Arata, Sayville N.Y. (View posts)
Posted: 28 Aug 2000 12:46PM GMT
Have recently acquired a couple of watercolor paintings by ,possibly, your great great uncle. I have read,with great interest,your message and those of Coral King and Jan Dailey. I would greatly appreciate any more info that you might have on your late uncle, it seems he lead a very interesting life. The names on the watercolors are"Wispering Winds" and "Johnny Laughing Horse", both are of native american children, a girl and boy, they seem to have been orig. purchased at a ranch for the Boy Scouts Of America in New Mexico ,the name of which is "Philmont". I don`t know if they might have been a gift, to the boy scouts, by your uncle for the purpose of raising funds at auction or whatever. Whatever the reason I would sure like to find out more on the subject of both the paintings and your great uncle, anyone else who would like to respond please do so, I await any replys to my message with great anticipation, AND thanks for taking the time to reply!!
Joe Arata

Montague/Monteague Flagg

Posted: 28 Aug 2000 4:27PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jun 2001 3:34PM GMT
In the correspondence, there are references in your letter and an earlier one to a Monteague Flagg. Could you double check the spelling? My artist great-great uncle was Montague Flagg (only one e). As noted, the indian paintings didn't ring a bell, but I don't know a huge amount about his carreer, and it's possible there was also a Monteague F. as well. The Phillips Petroleum magnate had two homes. One was Philmont ranch in northern New Mexico, later a Boy Scout camp. Also Philbrook, an Mediterranean style estate in Tulsa, now a museum. They may possibly know more about your paintings. Let me know what you find out. If they are actually by Montague Flagg (1842-1915), I can get some information for you. Uncle Monty also had a nephew, Montague Flagg II (1883-1924), an architect who dabbled in art. A chance it could be him too. Good luck!

Monteague Flagg

Joseph Arata (View posts)
Posted: 28 Aug 2000 8:38PM GMT
Thanks for responding to my earlier message about the history of one Monteague,spelled exactly as from the signature on the water color paintings I have with his name on them. Indeed this may be the son of your great,great, uncle whose name was spelled with two E`s. From what I can gather some remarks made in pensil on the back of one of the paintings go like this---"From Larry Aug 1961 Philmont N. Mexico-------- Boy Scouts" The dashes represent an unidentifiable word after N. Mexico. Was there a Larry in your family as late as 1961? These paintings were picked up at a small farm town auction in rural upstate New York, in the county of Delaware.
I will attempt to research some of the info you provided me with, at least it`s a start, I will also keep you informed of any results I may come up with.
Thanks, very much, for taking the time to respond so quickly!

Monteague Flagg

Posted: 29 Aug 2000 6:07AM GMT
Edited: 27 Jun 2001 3:34PM GMT
Thanks for your interesting note. Between the variation on the spelling and the Indian subject matter, Uncle Monty Great uncle Monty seem like long shots. I don't know of either using the "Monteague" spelling (it was the maiden name of my gt. gt. grandfather's 1st wife, Sarah Montague Flagg), and generally that side of the family was rarely west of the Hudson River. I checked the search engine, and found 106 sites relating to Philmont Scout Ranch -- that might be fruitful for you. No Larrys in the family at all that I can find. But, by coincidence, Cousin Peter Flagg, for whom I was named, is married to Cecilia Arata. Don't know if Arata was her maiden name or previous husband's surname.

cecilia Arata

Joseph Arata (View posts)
Posted: 1 Sep 2000 2:37PM GMT
I appreciate your reply to my message and found it interesting that your cousin is/was married to an Arata.The worlds getting smaller and smaller.Here on Long Island 30 yrs or so ago my family was the only Arata family on the island now there are several different familys, none of which are related.
The original arata`s came from Sayville,Glen Cove, and Oyster Bay, here on Long Island, New York.Before that my grandparents were from Genoa, Italy. Just thought I`de pass along a little brief hist. of my family that may be of some interest to Cecilia.Regards, Joe Arata

Re: Monteague Flagg

N. Lindquist (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jan 2005 3:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
The fellow who did the pastels of indian children lived in Scottsdale, Arizona where he and his brother Dee Flagg, a well known woodcarver, both were popular characters...They spent much time with our family and were involved in the Parade del Sol parades and other community activities that made Scottsdale a center for Indian art in those days. I understand that Dee lived until 1999 and Monte who was younger died a decade or so before. So the posting that had the news of the choctaw relative Singing Bird and the granddaughter who went to Prescott Arizona makes sense since the brothers spent the hot season in the mountains with the rest of the family..a sister Irene and another sibling.
Hope that helps.
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