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Letter from Erle Loran to Richard J. Wattenmaker, 1976 May 25

Creator:
Loran, Erle, 1905-1999
Subject:
Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre
Wattenmaker, Richard J.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 p.
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:
Letter from Erle Loran, Berkeley, Calif., to "Mr. Wattenmaker," Toronto, thanking him for sending "the magnificent catalogue of your Puvis de Chavannes exhibition. I realize how much we have forgotten about Puvis and how far reaching his influence on modern french painting was." He mentions Puvis' influence on Seurat and Cézanne, and congratulates Wattenmaker on "a very important piece of scholarship."
Citation:
Letter from Erle Loran to Richard J. Wattenmaker, 1976 May 25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Loran (1905-1999) was a painter, writer, teacher at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of "Cézanne's Compositions: Analysis of his Form, With Diagrams and Photographs of his Motifs" (1943-1963). In 1976, Richard J. Wattenmaker was Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, where he curated the exhibition "Puvis de Chavannes and the Modern Tradition," October 24-November 30, 1975.
Provenance:
Donated 2000 by Richard J. Wattenmaker.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6292
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)220774
AAA_collcode_loraerll
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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