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The papers of American art collector Keith Warner measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1935 to 1975. Correspondence, collecting files, and artwork detail Warner's role as a collector of art in the mid-twentieth century. Present in the collection are materials related to Alexander Calder, Roland Dorcely, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Piet Mondrian, Alfred Stieglitz, and Max Weber.
Keith Warner papers, 1935-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection was digitized in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages and duplicates have not been scanned.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Keith Warner (1895-1959) was an American art collector from Gloversville, New York. Warner began collecting Chinese porcelains after World War I, and a few years later his interest shifted to American abstract painting. The collection was sold gradually, after his death, mostly to private collectors, though some works are in museums in the U.S. and Japan.
The Keith Warner papers were donated in 1992 by Edna K. Allen, wife of Keith Warner.
This site provides access to the papers of Keith Warner in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,255 images.
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