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Arthur W. Colen correspondence with Albert C. Barnes, 1940-1945

Creator:
Colen, Arthur W.
Subject:
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs),
Pinto, Salvatore
Barnes Foundation
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (30 items)
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:
Correspondence, newsclippings, and miscellaneous items pertaining to the personal and business relationship between Arthur Colen and Albert Barnes. The collection documents the onset of their relationship, first as dog aficionados, followed by a business arrangement granting Colen permission to photograph works in the Barnes Collection. Later correspondence reveals the conflict over the reproductions which led to a legal battle between the two men.
Citation:
Arthur W. Colen correspondence with Albert C. Barnes, 1940-1945. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Colen was a photographer, also a sculptor, architect and interior decorator, Philadelphia; Barnes a businessman and art collector.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by Michael Zakian, who received the letters from Roy and Paul Colen, Colen's sons and executors of his estate.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6519
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215780
AAA_collcode_colearth
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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