John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild, 1905-1965, bulk 1905-1929
Weichsel, John, 1870-1946
Van Dine, S. S.
Sloan, John French
People's Art Guild
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0.6 linear feet
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The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1965 with the bulk of the material dating form 1905 to 1929. The papers consist almost entirely of the records of the People's Art Guild, founded by Weichsel, and include administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, business and financial records, printed material, and artwork.
People's Art Guild records include the constitution, membership lists, and correspondence with Gifford Beal, George Bellows, Oscar Bluemner, Stuart Davis, Robert Delaunay, Leon Kroll, Standon Macdonald-Wright, Jules Pascin, John Sloan, Willard Wright and Marguerite and William Zorach, among others. Writings about the People's Art Guild are by Weichsel and his grandson John Weichsel. There are also lists of artists and works of art. Also found are very scattered business and financial records, printed materials, and artwork in the form of sketches for exhibition announcements.
John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild, 1905-1965, bulk 1905-1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection were microfilmed on reels N/60-1-N/60-2, 3, and 1079. The microfilm is available for interlibrary loan. Researchers are advised that the microfilm does not reflect the current order of the collection and may be incomplete.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
John Weichsel (1870-1946) was an arts administrator and founded the artists' cooperative People's Art Guild of New York City in 1915.
The collection was donated in 1960 and 1963 by Dr. H. S. Weichsel and John Weichsel, the son and grandson of Dr. John Weichsel. At an unknown later date, grandson John Weichsel donated his 1965 thesis on the Peoples Art Guild.
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