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Alfred Jonniaux papers, 1893-1969

Creator:
Jonniaux, Alfred, 1882-
Subject:
Vose Galleries of Boston
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
5.3 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Biographical accounts, correspondence, business records (1936-1968), art works, photographs, a photograph album, printed material, and 2 scrapbooks document the life and career of Alfred Jonniaux. Biographical material consists of a membership card to The Bath Club (1930) and 3 biographical accounts. Correspondence includes letters between Jonniaux, his family, his clients, and his dealers, the Vose Galleries, discussing his work and exhibitions (1915-1967). Business records include 9 address books, business cards, check stubs, a customs form, insurance forms for the shipment of paintings, receipts for art supplies (1936-1967), a fee schedule for portraits, a price list (1961), and a lease for his New York studio. Art works consist of 32 drawings and 11 sketchbooks. Photographs (1893-1964) show Jonniaux, members of his family, friends, his portraits, and the works of others. An album also contains photographs of his works. Printed material includes clippings (1938-1969) and exhibition announcements and catalogs (1943-1962). Two scrapbooks contain clippings (1921-1964), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1931-1959), and 4 letters discussing his work (1951-1955).
Citation:
Alfred Jonniaux papers, 1893-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Portrait painter. Born in Brussels, Belgium. Following study at the Academie des Beaux Arts, Brussels, and as a draftsman in Paris, Jonniaux began his career as a portraitist in London. He immigrated to the United States during World War II, becoming a citizen in 1946. During his first ten years in America, he established studios in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. His exhibitions led to many portrait commissions from leading figures in all spheres of American life.
Language Note:
All letters from Alfred to Constance Jonniaux and approximately ten percent of the other letters are in French.
Provenance:
Donated by art dealer David J. Carlson of Carlson Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Exhibition catalogs
Photograph albums
Photographs
Portrait painters
Portrait painting, American
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10031
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212853
AAA_collcode_jonnalfr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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