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Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf letters from artists, 1917-1969

Creator:
Jagendorf, Moritz Adolph, 1888-1981
Subject:
Wright, Willard
Benton, Thomas Hart
Zorach, Marguerite
Fornaro, Carlo de
Boggs, Ralph Steele
Becker, M. L.
Starkie, Walter
Seeger, Pete
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton
Zorach, William
Benton, Rita P.
Weber, Max
Hartman, C. Bertram
Stella, Joseph
Tolgian, Manuel
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
Letters to Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf from artists including 111 letters from Stanton MacDonald-Wright, 1917-1969; four letters from Carlo De Fornaro, 1937-1938; three letters each from Joseph Stella, 1934-1938, Manuel Tolgian, 1935-1938; two letters each from Rita Benton, 1960-1963, Walter Starkie, 1968, Max Weber, 1930-1932 and Willard Wright (Stanton's brother), 1917; one letter each from M. L. Becker, (possibly May Lamberton Becker), undated, Thomas Hart Benton, 1933, Ralph Steele Boggs, 1966, Bertram Hartman, 1930, Pete Seeger, 1967. Also included are photocopies of several letters from William and Marguerite Zorach and their daughter Dahlov Ipcar, 1965-1967. The letters concern exhibitions, museums, galleries, works of art and other artists.
Citation:
Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf letters from artists, 1917-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Moritz Jagendorf (1888-1981) was a dentist who treated artists in New York, New York. Clients included Joseph Stella, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, William and Marguerite Zorach, Thomas Hart Benton, among others. Jagendorf became friendly with the artists and bought their artwork or received it in lieu of dental bills.
Provenance:
Donated 2016 by Andre Jagendorf, Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf's son.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Dentists
Artists
Art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17328
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)379854
AAA_collcode_jagemori
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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