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Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977

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Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953
Subject:
Alvarez, Mabel
Henri, Robert
Huston, Walter
Kikoïne, Michel
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton
Stein, Leo
Stravinsky, Igor
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6.8 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
These papers present a good overview of Russell's career as a painter and sculptor, with an emphasis on his development of the color theory movement, Synchromism. The papers include correspondence with many prominent individuals who played a role in Russell's artistic development, including Mabel Alvarez, Robert Henri, Walter Huston, Michel Kikoine, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Leo Stein, Igor Stravinsky, and Getrude Vanderbilt Whitney; biographical material primarily documenting his activities in Europe; transcripts of lectures given by Russell; illustrated notebooks and sketches documenting his interest in, and development of, color theory, music and Synchromism; printed material such as exhibition announcements, catalogs and clippings; and photographs of Russell, his wife, friends and artwork.
Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4524-4542 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, N.J.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Morgan Russell (1886-1953) was a painter and sculptor from New York, N.Y. Russell studied at the Art Students League with James Earle Fraser, Robert Henri, and Andrew Dasburg from 1906-1907, and in Paris in 1908. After meeting Stanton Macdonald-Wright in 1911, he became interested in Synchromism and studied with Canadian color theorist Ernest Tudor-Hart. In 1913 Russell produced the first abstract Synchromies and in 1917 developed a series of Synchromies entitled EIDOS.
Provenance:
The Morgan Russell papers were lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming by the Montclair Art Museum in 1991. The material was returned to the lender in 1992.
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Sculptors
Synchromism (Art)
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10517
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213947
AAA_collcode_russmorg
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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