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Robert Jay Wolff papers, 1926-1969

Creator:
Wolff, Robert Jay, 1905-1978
Subject:
Cahill, Holger
Calder, Alexander
Chermayeff, Serge
Crawford, M. D. C. (Morris De Camp),
Ernst, Jimmy
Giedion, S. (Sigfried),
Gropius, Walter
Holty, Carl
Holtzman, Harry
Hustvedt, Stephen R.
Kuh, Katharine
Miller, Dorothy Canning
Moholy-Nagy, László
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl
Osborn, Robert Chesley
Pearlstein, Philip
Rebay, Hilla
Reinhardt, Ad
Robinson, Increase
Seligmann, Kurt
Artists' Union (Chicago, Ill.)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.4 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; notes; photographs; notebooks; scrapbook; clippings; and miscellany. REELS N69-72-N69-74: Correspondence, 1929-1968 with Alexander Calder, Serge Chermayeff, Jimmy Ernst, Sigfried Giedion, Walter Gropius, Guggenheim Museum, Carl Holty, Katharine Kuh, L. and Sybil Moholy-Nagy, Museum of Non-Objective Painting and Hilla Rebay, Harry Holtzman, Stephen R. Hustvedt, Bob Osborn, Philip Pearlstein, Ad Reinhardt, and Kurt Seligmann; exhibition catalogs; price lists; clippings; articles; talks and notes; photographs of paintings and sculpture, 1929-1958; notebooks, 1929-1965; and a scrapbook, 1934-1938. REEL N69-98: Nine letters from Morris D. C. Crawford and his wife, 1926-1932, and a carbon copy of a letter to Dorothy Miller Cahill, May 27, 1969, in which Wolff mentions his efforts, as president of the Artists' Union of Chicago, ca. 1936, to unseat Increase Robinson. Wolff also explains how he became Holger Cahill's "bitter enemy."
Citation:
Robert Jay Wolff papers, 1926-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels N69-72-N69-74 & N69-98 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Robert Jay Wolff after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Designer and painter; New Preston, Connecticut. Died in 1978.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1969 by Robert Jay Wolff.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Design
Designers
Painters
Painting, American
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9360
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211556
AAA_collcode_wolfrobe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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