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Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf letters, 1917-1967

Creator:
Jagendorf, Moritz Adolph, 1888-1981
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart
Boggs, Ralph Steele
Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton
Seeger, Pete
Starkie, Walter
Stella, Joseph
Van Dine, S. S.
Zorach, Marguerite
Zorach, William
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 approximately 85 letters from Stanton MacDonald-Wright, two letters from Willard Wright (Stanton MacDonald-Wright's brother), one letter each from Thomas Hart Benton, Joseph Stella, Pete Seeger, and Ralph Steel Boggs, and two letters from Walter Starkie. Also included are photocopies of several letters from William and Marguerite Zorach and their daughter Dahlov Ipcar. The letters concern exhibitions, museums, galleries, works of art and other artists.
Citation:
Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf letters, 1917-1967. 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:
Art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17328
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)379854
AAA_collcode_jagemori
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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