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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Accession Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Lawrence Noble archive, 1965-2015



Creator Noble, Lawrence, 1948-
Title: Lawrence Noble archive
Dates: 1965-2015
Identification: camh-arc-004050
Extent: 10.75 linear feet (Includes sculpture busts and oversize artwork.)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Artist, illustrator, and sculptor Lawrence Noble (1948-) has created works of art for clients including Time magazine, film director Peter Jackson, and the production company Lucasfilm.

Born in Tampa, Florida, Noble was raised and educated in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the Texas Academy of Art in 1969, and he attended the Houston Museum of Fine Arts School (1974-1975). He served as in illustrator in the U.S. Army (1969-1971) and worked in the promotion department of the Houston Chronicle.

Noble opened Noble Studio in 1973, moving to New York and later Southern California and Oregon. As an illustrator, his work was featured in numerous publications, including Time, Playboy, and Forbes; in addition, he created art for motion picture advertising campaigns, including Flash Gordon and The Empire Strikes Back.

As a sculptor, Noble has created works such as the California Firefighters' Memorial in Sacramento, California; a life-size equestrian statue of General Philip H. Sheridan, for Ft. Sheridan, Illinois; and a number of Star Wars characters, including a Yoda fountain at Letterman Digital Arts Center, San Francisco, California.

Noble was the recipient of the Henry Hering Memorial Medal in 2014 for his body of work commissioned by Lucasfilm. He now resides in Oregon.

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Scope and Contents

The Noble Studio archives document Lawrence Noble's four-decade career as an award-winning sculptor and illustrator. The archive includes sketches, printed materials, maquettes, research files, correspondence, concept drawings, client descriptions, and progress reports related to Noble Studio's various projects.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Noble, Lawrence, 1948-
Subjects
Artists and architects
Empire strikes back (Motion picture)
Memorials
Motion picture industry
Sculpture, American

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Separated Material

Five maquettes and three metal castings have been separated to the Material Culture unit.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lawrence Noble Archive, 1965-2015, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, November 2018.

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Accession Number

2018-234

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Client/project files and correspondence
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2018-234/1 Artworks Foundry 2006-2008
Badges: The Ed Jones Company, Jonathan Bloom 2002-2005
Bay Bronze 2006
Butterfield Stage, Chino 2006-2007
Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial 2001
Colton Police Memorial 2006
Contra Costa County, peace officer monument 2001-2002
Correspondence III 1999-2005
Darth Vader sculpture 2005-2006
Philo T. Farnsworth, Lucasfilm 2006-2007
Hampton, Virginia 2009-2011
Deputy Ron Ives plaque 2005
Peter Jackson 2005-2006
Deputy Danny Lobo Jr. 2004-2007
Lucasfilm drawing reference 2004
Mary Putnam Henck-Intermediate school bas-relief sculpture 2006
Noble Studio calendar 2007
City of Rancho Cucamonga 2006
City of Redlands, California, 9-11 memorial statue 2002-2006
North Carolina Veterans Freedom Park 2006
Lillian Russell and Diamond Jim Brady 1995
City of Chino, California, Spirit of Achievement 2003-2005
Star Wars conventions 2007
Spock sculpture 1991-1994
Tracy Firefighter Monument, "Hometown Heritage" 2002-2003
2003 fire medallions 2003
4X5 transparencies, sculpture undated
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2018-234/2 CDF Firefighters, bumper sticker designs 2001
Rancho Cucamonga and Jack Benny 1965-1997
Berkeley Police Department 2000-2001
Correspondence I 1986-1991
Correspondence II 1973-1991
Danbury Mint undated
Daytona 500 trophy and Hayes Jewelers 1997-1999
Jefferson Davis 1990-1991
Korean War memorial 1990-1995
Letters of recommendation 1990-1995
Linda Jones Enterprises, Chuck Jones gallery 2005-2008
Playboy Achievement Award, Car of the Year award 1992-2002
Gene Roddenberry 1991-1992
Portrait bust, Ted Stanley 1994
White House artist 2001-2008
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2018-234/3 Alaska Flight 261 monument 2001
Angel Fountain Hutch/Cypress Creek 2001
California Firefighters' monument check (copies) 1997-2000
California Professional Firefighters' projects 2000-2001
College Station, Texas, Police Department memorial 2000-2001
Crestline sidewalks 2002-2003
Crest Forest Fire Department 1999-2000
Senator Jerry Lewis bust/City of Highland 2000
Fr. Manente-Laredo 2002-2004
Holy Names College 2000-2001
Marquis de Lafayette 1983-1997
Info: Mulvaney Associates 1974-1976
Officer Down 1997-1999
Peace Officers' memorial , check (copies) 1998-1999
Photo session, firefighter memorial 1997
Society of Illustrators, New York City 1975-1976
St. Frances Cabrini-Mary statue 2002
Redlands Fire Department 1997-1998
Riverside Sheriff's Association 1999
The Rock 1996
Who's Who 1999-2007
Winston 500/Hayes Jewelers 1998
Yoda 1990-1991
Write-ups 1981-1986
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2018-234/4 California Firefighters' Memorial, correspondence, files and newspaper clippings 1995-2002
CPF, memorial model shoot, VHS tape 1997
Firefighter digital photographs, 13 images, computer disk undated
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2018-234/9 California Firefighters' Memorial, progress report 1999
California Firefighters' Memorial, progress report 2000
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2018-234/8 California Firefighters' Memorial, photographs 1987, undated
California Firefighters' Memorial, programs 2003-2005
California Firefighters' monument and Saint Angela monument, site plan, elevation, print 1996-2002
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2018-234/5 General Sherman statue, stamp designs, centennial, First Battle of Ironclads 1975-1993
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2018-234/6 Danbury Mint designs 1990-1996
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2018-234/7 Officer Down monument photographs, correspondence, printed materials 1996-2002
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2018-234/8 Jack Benny statue sketches, photographs, and correspondence 1993-1996
George McGovern sketches and research materials 1972
Designs, sketches, and printed materials
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2018-234/9 Film and Entertainment: Art of Lawrence Noble 2015
Lawrence Noble, A Noble Legacy undated
Noble portfolio binder undated
Noble, University of Southern California submission 2011
Noble, assorted prints 1990-2001, undated
Miscellaneous newspapers, programs, periodicals, and calendars 2001-2007
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2.116/OD1287 Steve McQueen poster, 22" X 17" 1980
The Empire Strikes Back poster, 22" X 17" 1980
Frog sketch, sculpture size study, 13 3/4" X 12 1/2" 2008
Design for half life-size bust of Gene Roddenberry, 11" X 13 1/2" 1992
Landscape design sketch, California Firefighters' Memorial, 14 3/4" X 11" undated
Graphic design of half circle, 16" X 9" undated
Sketch of brickwork, 12" X 16"
Playboy employee award design, 14" X 17" 1991
Playboy employee award design, including base, (2 copies) 14" X 17" 1991
Photograph of model for California Firefighters' Memorial, in display case, 11" X 17" undated
Photograph of model for California Firefighters Memorial, in display case, 11" X 17" undated
Photograph of model for California Firefighters Memorial, in display case, 11" X 17" undated
Design for figures, California Firefighters' Memorial, 11" X 17" 1996
Wall design, front view, California Firefighters' Memorial, undated
Photographs of figures for California Firefighters' Memorial (7), 11" X 17" undated
California Firefighters' Memorial, portrait studies (3), 11" X 17" 1998
Character sketches, California Firefighters' Memorial (2), 11" X 17" undated
Figures for California Firefighters' Memorial (2), 6 1/2" X 17" undated
Memorial optional design, California Firefighters' Memorial, (2), 11" X 17" undated
Character sketch and reproduction, California Firefighters' Memorial, 8 1/2" X 11" and 11" X 17" undated
Character sketches, optional designs A and B, California Firefighters' Memorial 1996
Side view, architectural detail 1996
Two views, Hampton, Virginia, 400th Anniversary Monument, 11" X 17" 2010
Sketch for memorial, City of Colton, 11" X 17" undated
Sketches for memorial base (4), 11" X 17" undated
Sketch for landscape, California Firefighters' Memorial, 12" X 16" undated
Design for Mr. Tom DellAquila, Marshall Canyon Estates (2), 15" X 8" 1994
Monument of man with lantern, sketch, 17" X 14" 2004
Sketch of man in Revolutionary War-era uniform, 12" x 18" undated
Sketches of Theodore R. Stanley (2), 12" X 18" 1993
Jack Benny statue, sketches of base designs, 17" X 14" 1993
World Cup medallion designs (2), 16 1/2" X 14" 1993
Sketch of Rod Dedeaux statue, 17" X 10" undated
Sketch of man in historic military uniform, 18" X 12" undated
Examples of police and sheriff badges, 11" X 17" undated
Sketch of uniformed man on horseback, 11 1/2" X 16 1/2" undated
Sketch of uniformed man on horseback, 14" X 17" 1988
Sketches of Fort Sheridan, Illinois, medallion (2), 12" X 14" undated
Sketch of military man on horseback, 17" X 14" undated
Cabinet design, California Firefighters' Memorial, 14" X 10" 1996
Jack Benny statue design, front view, 14" X 17" 1993
Sketch of statue base, 14" X 17" undated
Dimensional drawing, FIA statue, 18 1/2" X 8 1/2" 1998
Playboy employee award, sketches, 14" X 17" 1991
Sketch, Deputy Ron Ives, End of Watch, 14" X 16" 2004
Sketch, Charles Louis Leggio, 14" X 18" 2007
California Firefighters' Memorial, elevations (2), 24" X 18" 2001
Design for major donor wall (2), 24" X 19" 1996
California Fire Department poster, 24" X 18" 2001
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2.325/AAA66 California Firefighters' design, 11"
Danbury Mint plate sketch, Columbus 1991
Sketches of Terra Vista (woman on sphere on monument base) and study of woman figure (4), 23" X 8"; 12" X 19" undated
Marquis de LaFayette portrait study 1996
Studies for California Firefighters' Monument (3), 10" X 11"; 10" X 12" undated
San Angelo, Texas, visitor center designs (3), 11" X 13 1/2" 2001
FTHA sketches, 15" X 10" undated
California Firefighters' Memorial design, 8 1/2" X 11" undated
City of Chino, Redevelopment Department, Butterfield Stage statue designs (3), 8 1/2" X 11" 2007
Officer Ronald Ives plaque, bas-relief design, 8 1;2" X 11" 2004
Photograph of City of Redlands September 11th memorial, 8 1/2" X 11" 2002
Concept designs for female figure for bas-relief memorial, 8 1/2" X 11" undated
City of Chino memorial, elevation view, 8 1/2" X 11" undated
Cypress Creek Christian Church, Spring, Texas, angel fountain designs, 8 1/2" X 11" undated
USC Athletics, John McKay statue design, folder, 8 1/2" X 11" undated
San Francisco Catholic Church, Laredo, Texas, Fr. Manente, sculpture concept sketch, 8 1/2" X 11" 2003
Armstrong and Aldrin on moon's surface, design concepts (2), 8 1/2" X 11" 1994
Danbury Mint standing figure designs, Christopher Columbus, 8 1/2" X 11" 1991
City of Redlands, California, 9-11 memorial statue, detail sketch, 8" X 12" 2007
Robert Kennedy symposium publicity, "Presented by the speaker of the California State Assembly, Antonio Villaraigosa and the California Fire Foundation," 10" X 12" 1995
Officer Down color design, 11" X 13 1/2" circa 1999
22 various concept designs and sculpture photographs, 11" X 17" 1998-2015, undated
The Art of Lawrence Noble, A Collection 2011
24 sketches, tracings, and printed materials for projects including California Firefighters' memorial, Berkeley Police Department monument, Gene Roddenberry bust, Danbury Mint ingot designs, and Officer Ronald Tsukamoto building 1991-1992, undated
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2.116/OD1287 Sketches for Obi Wan Kenobi bust (3), mounted, 20" X 25" 2007
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2.116/OD1288 Families of Alaska Flight 261 memorial, design and elevation, mounted, 19" X 26" 2001
City of Tracy, California, Firefighter Monument, sculptural design, 15" X 19" 2003
Playboy achievement award, rough study, 14" X 17" 1991
Jack Benny Memorial Statue poster, 14" X 24" undated
Space Fantasy/Space Reality, Maturango Museum, 20" X 30" 1986
City of Redlands, California, September 11th Memorial, poster of detail sketch, 20" X 30" 2002
Mounted poster of uniformed man on horseback (Gen. Philip H. Sheridan), 23 1/2" X 18" 1988
California Firefighters' Memorial, Capitol Park, concept design, side view, 22" X 18" 2000
Kiosk design for Officer Down memorial, 22" X 17" 1999
Contra Costa County Peace Officers Monument, A and B designs (2), 18" X 24" 2001
Design drawing for Empire State Building (Top Tower) Sculpture, 18" X 22 1/2" 2004
City of Hampton, Virginia, 400th Anniversary sculpture design, 17 1/2" X 22 1/2" 2010
California Firefighters' Memorial, Angel designs, drawing no. 8, figures 1-9, 26" X 20" 1996
California Firefighters' Memorial statue designs, B, D, and E views, 26" X 20" 1996
California Firefighters' Memorial, Firefighters in action, Drawing no. 1, 20" X 26" 1996
The Empire Strikes Back posters (2) 19" X 29" 2010
Gen. Philip H. Sheridan posters (2), front, rear, and side views, 24" X 20" 1989
General Philip H. Sheridan Winchester Ride, Oct. 19, 1864 poster 1984
Blair Memorial Design, sketch, 18" X 19 1/2" 2009
Hampton, Virginia, sculpture design, Native American Indian, 18" X 23 1/2" 2010
Eadweard James Muybridge sculpture photographs (2), 18 1/2" X 23 1/2" 2006
Yoda fountain photograph, 18 1/2" X 23 1/2" 2006
General Philip H. Sheridan sculpture side and front views (2 copies), 21" X 17 1/2" 1988
Officer Down print, numbered 99/100, 18" X 24" 1996
Three studies for Korean War Memorial, mounted, 30" X 20" 1990
Flash Gordon poster, 35" X 24" 1980
Hampton, Virginia, final sculpture design drawing, 24" X 36", with 2 elevation drawings, 17" X 24" 2010
The Empire Strikes Back posters (2), 41" X 27" 1990
Mounted illustration, Young, Sure, and Swift on the Plains, 28" X 22" 1991
Mounted photograph, Officer Down one-third scale version, 16" X 20" undated

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