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Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973

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Creator:
Zalesch, Saul E. (Saul Erich)
Subject:
Baldridge, C. LeRoy
Bearden, Romare
Bellows, George
Benton, Thomas Hart
Betts, Louis
Bishop, Isabel
Champney, James Wells
Church, Frederic Edwin
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)
Doughty, Thomas
Duveneck, Frank
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney),
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco
Foster, Ben
Gardner, Isabella Stewart
Gropper, William
Hassam, Childe
Henri, Robert
Indiana, Robert
La Farge, John
La Farge, John
Lage, William Potter
Lichtenstein, Roy
Lippold, Richard
Martin, Homer Dodge
Merry, C. M.
Millet, Francis Davis
Opper, Frederick Burr
Pennell, Joseph
Redfield, Edward Willis
Rogers, John
Sargent, John Singer
Stankiewicz, Richard
Story, Franklin H.
Story, William Wetmore
Sully, Thomas
Teal, William P.
Vedder, Elihu
Weir, Julian Alden
Williams, Gluyas
Brooklyn Art Association
Society of American Artists
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
58 items (portions microfilmed on 1 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:
Artists' letters and documents collected by Zalesch and letters written to him in response to inquiries concnering autographs and biographical information.
REEL 3097: Twenty-six letters (1845-1973) written by George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Frederick Stuart Church, Thomas Doughty, Ernest Fenollosa, Ben Foster, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John La Farge, Homer Dodge Martin, Joseph Pennell, Edward Willis Redfield, John Rogers, John Singer Sargent, Richard Stankiewicz, Thomas Sully, and Elihu Vedder. Also included are a Harvard University bond for William Wetmore Story's tuition signed by Franklin H. Story (1834) and a biographical questionnaire completed by John La Farge for The Cyclopedia of American Biography (1925).
UNMICROFILMED: Letters written by Roy Lichtenstein, William Gropper, Gluyas Williams, Ordway Partridge, Frederick Burr Opper, James Wells Champney, C. Gray Parker, Ben Foster, Louis Betts, Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge, Richard Lippold, Romare Bearden, Isabel Bishop, Thomas Hart Benton, Richard Stankiewicz, and others; a brochure for a work of art by Robert Indiana; a certificate from The Brooklyn Art Association for one share of capital stock in the name of William Potter Lage; one page of correspondence documenting a decision made for the Society of American Artists containing a note from Francis D. Millet to J. Alden Weir, followed by a note from Weir to Frederic Church, signed "O.K." by Church.
Vol. XXVI, no. 5, Feb. 1924 periodical, Old Hughes, published by the students of Hughes High school in Cincinnati, Ohio containing a published exchange of letters between principal C. M. Merry and Josephine W. Duveneck, daughter-in-law of painter Frank Duveneck about the Hughes High School purchasing a painting by Duveneck, and a reminiscence of Duveneck by William P. Teal, head of the art department at Hughes High School.
Citation:
Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3097 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 3097: Originals returned to Zalesch after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Saul Zalesch, an art historian, began collecting artists' letters around 1981.
Provenance:
This collection of letters was lent for microfilming by Zalesch in 1984 (reel 3097). Zalesch donated an additional three letters in 1993, twenty-five in 1999, one letter in 2008, and a publication in 2009.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211035
AAA_collcode_zalesaul
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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