A. E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin papers (microfilm), 1898-1951
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952
Freer, Charles Lang
Glackens, William J. (William James)
Nevinson, C. R. W. (Christopher Richard Wynne),
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins
Gallery of Living Art
Museum of Living Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
3 microfilm reels.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Papers relating to Gallatin's art collection, the Museum of Living Art, and other museums and activities. REELS 507-508: Mainly correspondence. Letters pertain to the Museum of Living Art at New York University; Gallatin's work on the New York Mayor's Committee on National Defense, including many letters from artists regarding war work, 1918-1919; research for bibliographies; family matters; and business affairs. Correspondents include: Oscar Bluemner, Alexander Calder, Warrington Dawson, Robert Delaunay, Charles Demuth, Charles Freer, Walter Gay, William Glackens, Julio Gonzalez, Childe Hassam, Henry McBride, C. R. W. Nevinson, Ben Nicholson, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph & Elizabeth Pennell, Leonce Rosenberg, William Rothenstein, Allan Wade and Elizabeth Wharton. The Bluemner material includes four letters, a sketch, and a note from Oscar Bluemner to Gallatin. Bluemner writes about the 1932 Whitney Museum show, French and American painters, architecture, and painting. REEL 1293: 3 scrapbooks which include official press releases and clippings of artists about the opening of the Gallery of Living Art at NYU, and its subsequent acquisitions, exhibitions, change of name to Museum of Living Art, and discontinuance of the Museum and transfer to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Also included are reproductions of some of the works found in the collection, reproductions of photos taken by Gallatin of artists whose works are in this collection, a 1935 Gallery of Living Art Bulletin, and clippings and a portion of the Catalog of the Gallery of Living Art.
A. E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin papers (microfilm), 1898-1951. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 507-508 and 1293 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 507-508: Originals and microfilm master negative in New York Historical Society, Manuscript Division. Reel 1293: Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Art collector; New York, N.Y. Gallatin formed one of America's earliest modern art collections, and displayed it as Gallery of Living Art (later Museum of Living Art) at NYU from 1907-1943, when he moved it to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gallatin was also a painter.
Material on reels 507-508 lent for microfilming in 1973; reel 1293 lent by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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