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Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971

Creator:
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-1975
Subject:
Arms, John Taylor
Barr, Alfred H.
Boyd, E. (Elizabeth)
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
Calder, Alexander
Carrington, Fitz Roy
Castellón, Federico
Colker, Ed
Cook, Howard Norton
Dehn, Adolf Arthur
Durieux, Caroline
Dwight, Mabel
Flannagan, John Bernard
Girard, André
Hayter, Stanley William
Hopper, Edward
Huntley, Victoria Hutson
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis)
Kent, Rockwell
Keppel, Frederick
Kimball, Fiske
Kohn, Misch
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo
Lankes, Julius J.
Lasansky, Mauricio
Mauzey, Merritt
McNulty, Kneeland
Michener, James A. (James Albert),
Mitchell, Marian
Nalbandian, Karnig
Norman, Dorothy
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Pach, Walter
Rivera, Diego
Rönnebeck, Arnold H.
Rose, Ruth Starr
Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius)
Ruellan, Andrée
Schniewind, Carl Oscar
Seidenberg, Roderick
Spratling, William
Spruance, Benton
Sternberg, Harry
Stieglitz, Alfred
Teng, Kuei
Valentin, Curt
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)
Weston, Edward
Wickey, Harry
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Yunkers, Adja
American Artists Group
Art in America
Art Institute of Chicago
Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences and Professions
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Print Council of America
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Tamarind Lithography Workshop
Weyhe Gallery
Whitney Museum of American Art
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
30 linear feet (on 63 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Personal and professional records including correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, subject files, photograph album, and diaries relating to Zigrosser's work as an authority on prints and printmaking and his personal relationships with artists.
Included are: correspondence with family and with over 900 printmakers, painters, sculptors, acquaintances, friends, associates, organizations, museums, publishers, and magazines; general correspondence, notes, clippings, and manuscripts pertaining to The Modern School Magazine; files of correspondence from Zigrosser's work at: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1932-1971; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, 1946-1971, including correspondence with Frank Lloyd Wright concerning the Guggenheim Memorial Museum; Print Council of America, 1954-1971, regarding exhibitions, council meetings and other matters; and the Tamarind Workshop, 1960-1971.
Of particular interest is material relating to the 1913 Armory Show, including Zigrosser's annotated catalog, notes and sketches. Also included are speeches and notes, 1930-1968; manuscripts for lectures and unpublished materials; memorabilia; a photo album of sculpture by John B. Flannagan; art work, including prints and drawings by Karig Nalbandian, prints by Rockwell Kent, and oversized works of art on paper by Mabel Dwight, Wanda Gag and Kent; family photograph album; journals and pamphlets (covers only); and diaries, 1916-1971, discussing personal and professional events such as art openings, conversations and activities with Rockwell Kent, Alfred Stieglitz, and Georgia O'Keeffe, among others.
Among the correspondents are: the American Artists Group, John Taylor Arms, Art in America magazine, Art Institute of Chicago, Alfred Barr, E. Boyd, Charles Burchfield, Alexander Calder, Fitz Roy Carrington, Federico Castellon, Ed Colker, Howard N. Cook, Crown Publishers, Adolf Dehn, Caroline Durieux, John Bernard Flannagan, Andre Girard, Stanley William Hayter, Edward Hopper, Victoria Hutson Huntley, Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences and Professions, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Frederick Keppel, Rockwell Kent, Fiske Kimball, Misch Kohn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Julius Lankes, Mauricico Lasansky, Merritt Mauzey, Kneeland McNulty, James A. Michener, Marian Mitchell,
Museum of Non-Objective Painting (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Karnig Nalbandian, Dorothy Norman, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walter Pach, Harold Paris, Print Club (Philadelphia), Diego Rivera, Ruth Starr Rose, Arnold Ronnebeck, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Andre Ruellan, Carl Oscar Schniewind, Roderick Seidenberg, William Spratling, Benton Spruance, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Sternberg, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Kuei Teng, U.S. Office of War Information, Curt Valentin, Heinz Warneke, Edward Weston, Weyhe Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, Harry Wickey, and Adja Yunkers.
Citation:
Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4612-4674 available for use at Archives of American Art offices, University of Pennsylvania Special Collections and through AAA's interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: University of Pennsylvania, Special Collections, Van Pelt Library.
Use Note:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Attn: Nancy Shawcross, Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-6206; phone: 215-898-2065; e-mail: shawcros@pobox.upenn.edu.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Print curator; Philadelphia, Pa.; d. 1975. Graduated Columbia University in literature. Worked with prints in New York City at Keppel and Co. and Weyhe Gallery; print curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1940-1963; author of books on prints and art works.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1991, by the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections Department, Van Pelt Library. Zigrosser donated the papers to the University in 1972. Portions of the papers not microfilmed include research files, manuscript materials for published work, family records, and journals.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Artists
Diaries
Museum curators
Printmakers
Prints
Prints
Prints, American
Prints, European
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10859
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214612
AAA_collcode_zigrcarl
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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