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Alice Klauber letters, 1907-1946

Creator:
Klauber, Alice Ellen, 1871-1951
Subject:
Adams, Wayman
Bellows, George
Du Bois, Guy Pène
Glackens, William J. (William James)
Hartman, C. Bertram
Hassam, Childe
Henri, Robert
Hewett, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee),
Lawson, Ernest
Luks, George Benjamin
Matisse, Pierre
Organ, Marjorie
Pach, Walter
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil
Sharp, Joseph Henry
Sloan, John French
Zorach, William
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego
Panama-California Exposition
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters to Alice Klauber from Walter Pach and Robert Henri about art activities; letters to Klauber and Edgar L. Hewett regarding the Panama-California Exposition of 1915-1916 in San Diego; and a few letters from William Zorach, Pierre Matisse and Wayman Adams regarding exhibits at the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego. All letters are copies.
The 19 letters from Pach, 1907-1929, regard arrangements for Klauber to attend the Chase School in Italy (Pach was a manager/instructor), and his travels and work in Italy, Belgium, and Paris. Henri, writing 1912-1918, in 34 letters, discusses Maratta's color system, trips to Ireland, California, and Santa Fe, his health and work. The series concerning the Panama- California Exposition of 1915-1916 comprise mainly letters and telegrams to the art department chair Edgar L. Hewett from artists George Bellows, Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, Bertram Hartman, Childe Hassam, Henri, Marjorie Organ (Mrs. Robert Henri), George Luks, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Joseph Henry Sharp, and John Sloan regarding their work, and a few to Klauber on her work for the exposition.
Citation:
Alice Klauber letters, 1907-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm roll 583 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the San Diego Museum of Art.
Biography Note:
Painter, curator, San Diego, Calif. Klauber was a member of the Women's Board of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915-1916, in San Diego, working on art exhibitions, actively assisted by Robert Henri and Edgar L. Hewett. Later, she was a curator at the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego (renamed San Diego Museum of Art in 1978).
Provenance:
The donor, Henry G. Gardiner, was affiliated with the San Diego Fine Arts Gallery. He received the Pach letters from Mrs. Paul Wormser of La Jolla, California. Included with his donation were photocopies of letters to Alfred Mitchell from Mrs. Thomas Eakins which were microfilmed and described separately. Originals are owned by the San Diego Museum of Art.
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Museum curators
Painters
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7747
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209912
AAA_collcode_klaualic
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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