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Walter Pach papers, 1857-1980

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Creator:
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958
Subject:
Matisse, Henri
Pach, Raymond
Charlot, Jean
Henri, Robert
Avery, Milton
Renoir, Auguste
Brooks, Van Wyck
Sloan, John French
Lipchitz, Jacques
Schamberg, Morton L.
Orozco, José Clemente
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)
Pach, Magda
Marsh, Reginald
Faure, Elie
Rivera, Diego
Of, George F. (George Ferdinand),
Duchamp-Villon, Raymond
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil
Ogihara, Moriye
Chase, William Merritt
Villon, Jacques
Burroughs, Bryson
Monet, Claude
Miró, Joan
Duchamp, Marcel
Pach, Nikifora
Picasso, Pablo
Barye, Antoine-Louis
Brummer Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Laurel Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
New York School of Art
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
20.7 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of New York artist, critic, historian, writer, art consultant and curator Walter Pach, measure 20.7 linear feet and date from 1857-1980. The collection documents Pach's promotion of modernism through his role in the landmark 1913 Armory Show, his relationships with artists and art-world figures and his extensive writings on art. Records include biographical material, correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues including noted artists, handwritten and edited versions of manuscripts by Pach, diaries and journals, business records, printed material, scrapbooks, sketchbooks and artwork by Pach and others, and photographs of Pach and his family, friends, and colleagues. The collection also includes 12 linear feet of selections from Walter Pach's library.
Citation:
Walter Pach papers, 1857-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2014 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Material which has not been scanned includes duplicates, blank pages of bound volumes, some business records and sensitive personal financial and medical records, negatives, audiovisual material, and Series 10: Selections from Walter Pach's Library.
Funding:
Funding for the initial digitization of the microfilm of this collection was provided by the Gladys K. Delmas Foundation. Funding for the processing of the addition to the Walter Pach papers and digitization of the fully re-processed collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
When the Archives of American Art acquired the Walter Pach Papers, some portion of his library was also received. The bulk of the library was transferred to the Smithsonian's American Art/Portrait Gallery Library where the items could be properly cataloged, cared for, and used.
Biography Note:
New York artist, critic, writer, art consultant, and curator, Walter Pach (1883-1958) was an influential promoter of modern art and was instrumental in organizing the landmark Armory Show in 1913.
Language Note:
Many letters from artists in French, with a smaller number in Spanish, Italian, German, and Japanese.
Provenance:
The Walter Pach papers were acquired in several installments. After Pach's death his widow, Nikifora Pach, sold Pach's papers to Salander-O'Reilly Galleries. They were purchased by the Archives of American Art in 1988 with a grant from the Brown Foundation, Inc. Eight family photographs, donated by Raymond Pach, son of Walter Pach, were received in 1990. In 2012, Francis M. Naumann donated an additional 5.7 linear feet of material to the Archives of American Art.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Walter Pach in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 14,923 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians
Travel diaries
Authors
Scrapbooks
Art
Art schools
Art critics
Artists
Curators
Modernism (Art)
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican
Photographs
Art criticism
Prints
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16128
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212350
AAA_collcode_pachwalt2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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