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Pleissner, Ogden M.

Collection Creator:
Federal Art Project. Photographic Division  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1935-circa 1942
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Pleissner, Ogden M.

Collection Creator:
Doll & Richards gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 76, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s-1950s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Doll & Richards gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Doll & Richards gallery, 1863-1978, bulk 1902-1960s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Doll & Richards gallery records
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Archives of American Art
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Ogden Pleissner

Subject:
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
196-?
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting  Search this
Plein air painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8477
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Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976

Creator:
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton), 1905-1983  Search this
Subject:
Vezin, Charles  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow  Search this
Cady, Harrison  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Painters  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8584
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210763
AAA_collcode_pleiogde
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Ogden M. Pleissner

Creator:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Subject:
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1941
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2518
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Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2518
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Ogden Pleissner and Germain G. Glidden

Subject:
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1962
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3461
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Miscellaneous photographs collection
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Schaeffer Galleries records, circa 1921-1982

Creator:
Schaeffer Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Backus, LeRoy  Search this
Robert, Hubert  Search this
Schaeffer, Hanns S.  Search this
Tate, Arthur C.  Search this
Schaeffer, Kate Born  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Visitors' books  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9482
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211680
AAA_collcode_schagall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211680
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Ogden M. Pleissner papers

Creator:
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Names:
Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Vezin, Charles, 1858-1942  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1928-1976
Summary:
The papers of painter Ogden M. Pleissner measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1928-1976. Found within the papers are biographical material, scattered letters, artwork, nine scrapbooks, over one foot of printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Ogden M. Pleissner measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1928-1976. Found within the papers are biographical material, scattered letters, artwork, eight scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical material includes Pleissner's U. S. Army Certificate of Service, an autobiographical essay, and miscellaneous notes. Scattered letters dating from 1942-1976 primarily concern Pleissner's service in the U. S. Army. There are also letters from colleagues and friends including artists Harrison Cady and Stow Wengenroth.

Nine scrapbooks contain clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and scattered letters from art organizations and colleagues including Juliana Force, Charles Vezin, and Stow Wengenroth. An additional 1.2 linear feet of printed material consists primarily of clippings, and exhibition catalogs and announcements. Also found within the papers is one etching, and photographs of Pleissner, his colleagues, exhibitions and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series. All series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-1971 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1942-1976 (Box 1; 13 folders)

Series 3: Art Work, undated (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1930-1953 (Boxes 1-2; 29 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1928-1975 (Box 2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1958-1974 (Boxes 3-4; 31 folders)
Biographical Note:
Ogden Minton Pleissner was born on April 29, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, son of George W. and Christine Minton Pleissner. He began his education at the Brooklyn Friends School. One summer while a teenager, he was sent to Charlie Moore's ranch in Dubois, Wyoming, in order to improve his health. During pack trips, camping, and trout fishing in Yellowstone Park and the Buffalo Forks country, Pleissner became devoted to the outdoor life, developing his skills as a hunter and fisherman. He began drawing images of horses, cowboys, Native Americans, and scenery and realized that his interest in art was strong enough to pursue it in school.

From 1924 to 1927 Pleissner attended the Art Students League in New York, studying under George Bridgman and Frank V. DuMond. Pleissner continued his studies with DuMond in Cape Breton, where he also met Mary Corbett whom he married in 1929. In the following year, Pleissner held his first solo exhibition at the Macbeth Gallery in New York. Although he maintained a studio in New York City, Pleissner and his wife spent many summers in Wyoming, later expanding their travel to Europe.

In 1940 Pleissner was elected a National Academician. Two years later, he was commissioned by the U.S. Office of Emergency Management on the advice of the Section of Fine Arts to visit various war industries to make a group of 10 paintings depicting the work in these plants.

In 1943, Pleissner was commissioned as Captain in the Army Air Forces to work as an artist with the Historical Division, painting a record of the Air Force activities. After training, he was deployed to Anchorage, Alaska, and from there he visited many of the Aleutian Islands. Due to lack of funding, his original mission was changed, and he was put on inactive duty in November 1943, in order to continue his work as a War Art Correspondent for Life magazine. This allowed him to complete his paintings of the Aleutian Islands. In the spring of 1944, he flew to headquarters in London, England, later following the Normandy invasion through northern France, he painted scenes from the critical battle at St. Lo. In the summer of 1945, Life magazine sent him on a tour of Europe to make a series of paintings of the most significant battle sites, including Omaha Beach, Remagen, and Anzio.

During his post-war career, Pleissner participated in many organizations, including his service as vice-president of the National Academy of Design, director of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and trustee at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. He was also a member of the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, and the Brooklyn Society of Artists. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum.

In the 1970s Pleissner traveled extensively in Europe and spent summers at his studio in Pawlet, Vermont.

Ogden M. Pleissner died of a heart attack on October 24, 1983 in London, England.
Provenance:
Ogden M. Pleissner donated his papers to the Archives in 1972 and 1976.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ogden M. Pleissner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pleiogde
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Alumni, Art Student's League

Artist:
Arnold A. Newman, 3 Mar 1918 - 6 Jun 2006  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Billings, 1901 - 1987  Search this
Alexander Brook, 14 Jul 1898 - 2 Feb 1980  Search this
Whitney Darrow, Jr., 1909 - 1999  Search this
Paul Cadmus, 17 Dec 1904 - 12 Dec 1999  Search this
Otto Soglow, 1900 - 1975  Search this
Robert Philipp, 1895 - 1981  Search this
Peppino Mangravite, 1896 - 1978  Search this
Peggy Bacon, 2 May 1895 - 4 Jan 1987  Search this
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, c. 1889 - 1953  Search this
Arnold Blanch, 1896 - 1968  Search this
Vaclav Vytlacil, 1892 - 1984  Search this
Dean Cornwell, 5 Mar 1892 - 3 Dec 1960  Search this
Will Barnet, 25 May 1911 - 13 Nov 2012  Search this
Reginald Marsh, 14 Mar 1898 - 3 Jul 1954  Search this
Ben Shahn, 12 Sep 1898 - 14 Mar 1969  Search this
Gifford Reynolds Beal, 1879 - 1956  Search this
Harry Sternberg, 1904 - 2001  Search this
Philip Evergood, 26 Oct 1901 - 11 Mar 1973  Search this
John August Groth, 1908 - 1988  Search this
Ernest Fiene, 1894 - 1965  Search this
Russell Cowles, 1887 - 1979  Search this
Bernard Klonis, 1906 - 1957  Search this
Henry Ernest Schnakenberg, 1892 - 1970  Search this
William Zorach, 28 Feb 1887 - Nov 1966  Search this
Adolf Arthur Dehn, 22 Nov 1895 - 1968  Search this
Kenneth Hayes Miller, 11 Mar 1876 - 1 Jan 1952  Search this
Stewart Klonis, 1902 - 1989  Search this
Christian Buchheit, 1884? - 1974  Search this
Frank Vincent Dumond, 1865 - 1951  Search this
Eugene Edward Speicher, 1883 - 1962  Search this
Ogden M. Pleissner, 1905 - 1983  Search this
Chaim Gross, 17 Mar 1904 - 4 May 1991  Search this
Sidney Edward Dickinson, 1890 - 1980  Search this
Louis Bouché, 1896 - 1969  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 27.3cm x 48.1cm (10 3/4" x 18 15/16")
Sheet: 40.5cm x 50.6cm (15 15/16" x 19 15/16")
Culture:
Ernest Fiene: European\German  Search this
Ben Shahn: European\Lithuanian  Search this
Ben Shahn: European\Russian  Search this
Chaim Gross: European\Polish  Search this
Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Asian\Japanese  Search this
Yasuo Kuniyoshi: American\Asian American\Japanese American  Search this
William Zorach: European\Lithuanian  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1950
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Pipe  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture  Search this
Interior\Studio\Art  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Frank Vincent Dumond: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Frank Vincent Dumond: Male  Search this
Ernest Fiene: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Ernest Fiene: Male  Search this
Ernest Fiene: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker  Search this
Ernest Fiene: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Ernest Fiene: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Ernest Fiene: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Landscape  Search this
Ernest Fiene: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Ernest Fiene: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Kenneth Hayes Miller: Male  Search this
Kenneth Hayes Miller: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Kenneth Hayes Miller: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Henry Ernest Schnakenberg: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Henry Ernest Schnakenberg: Male  Search this
Adolf Arthur Dehn: Male  Search this
Adolf Arthur Dehn: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Adolf Arthur Dehn: Visual Arts\Artist\Caricaturist  Search this
Adolf Arthur Dehn: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Lithographer  Search this
Sidney Edward Dickinson: Male  Search this
Sidney Edward Dickinson: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Ben Shahn: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Ben Shahn: Male  Search this
Ben Shahn: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Ben Shahn: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Ben Shahn: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Lithographer  Search this
Ben Shahn: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Reginald Marsh: Male  Search this
Reginald Marsh: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Etcher  Search this
Reginald Marsh: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Reginald Marsh: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Reginald Marsh: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Lithographer  Search this
John August Groth: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
John August Groth: Male  Search this
Harry Sternberg: Male  Search this
Harry Sternberg: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker  Search this
Harry Sternberg: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Ogden M. Pleissner: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Ogden M. Pleissner: Male  Search this
Alexander Brook: Male  Search this
Alexander Brook: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Peggy Bacon: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Peggy Bacon: Female  Search this
Peggy Bacon: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Etcher  Search this
Peggy Bacon: Literature\Writer  Search this
Peggy Bacon: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Peggy Bacon: Visual Arts\Artist\Caricaturist  Search this
Peggy Bacon: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Peggy Bacon: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Eugene Edward Speicher: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Eugene Edward Speicher: Male  Search this
Henry Billings: Male  Search this
Henry Billings: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Whitney Darrow, Jr.: Male  Search this
Whitney Darrow, Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Otto Soglow: Male  Search this
Peppino Mangravite: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Peppino Mangravite: Male  Search this
Bernard Klonis: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Bernard Klonis: Male  Search this
Arnold Blanch: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Arnold Blanch: Male  Search this
Vaclav Vytlacil: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Vaclav Vytlacil: Male  Search this
Russell Cowles: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Russell Cowles: Male  Search this
Russell Cowles: Rome Prize  Search this
Stewart Klonis: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Stewart Klonis: Male  Search this
Christian Buchheit: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Christian Buchheit: Male  Search this
Will Barnet: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Will Barnet: Male  Search this
Will Barnet: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Will Barnet: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Philip Evergood: Male  Search this
Philip Evergood: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Philip Evergood: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Philip Evergood: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Paul Cadmus: Male  Search this
Paul Cadmus: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Paul Cadmus: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Gifford Reynolds Beal: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Gifford Reynolds Beal: Male  Search this
Dean Cornwell: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Dean Cornwell: Male  Search this
Chaim Gross: Male  Search this
Chaim Gross: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Chaim Gross: Literature\Writer\Art  Search this
Robert Philipp: Male  Search this
Robert Philipp: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Etcher  Search this
Robert Philipp: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Robert Philipp: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Male  Search this
Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Louis Bouché: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Louis Bouché: Male  Search this
William Zorach: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
William Zorach: Male  Search this
William Zorach: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
William Zorach: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
William Zorach: Visual Arts\Designer\Graphic Designer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Arnold Newman
Object number:
NPG.91.89.56
Restrictions & Rights:
© Arnold Newman
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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The art of Ogden M. Pleissner / by Peter Bergh ; introduction by Thomas S. Buechner

Author:
Bergh, Peter  Search this
Subject:
Pleissner, Ogden M  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 110 p. : ill. ; 29 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
Call number:
N40.1.P7174 B4
N40.1.P7174B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_227453

Ogden M. Pleissner

Artist:
Rutledge Bate, 1891  Search this
Sitter:
Ogden M. Pleissner, 1905 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.5cm x 63.6cm (30 1/8" x 25 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1939
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Ogden M. Pleissner: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Ogden M. Pleissner: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Website: www.nationalacademy.org/
Object number:
59-P-521
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
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Charles Vezin

Title:
Vezin
Artist:
Ogden M. Pleissner, 1905 - 1983  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Vezin, 1858 - 1942  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74.9 x 69.5cm (29 1/2 x 27 3/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1932
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Architecture\Window  Search this
Interior\Studio\Art  Search this
Interior\Domestic  Search this
Artist's Effects\Paintbrush  Search this
Artist's Effects\Canvas  Search this
Artist's Effects\Easel  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Charles Vezin: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Charles Vezin: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Cooley Gallery
Object number:
CT900007
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
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Schaeffer Galleries records

Creator:
Schaeffer Galleries  Search this
Names:
Backus, LeRoy  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Robert, Hubert, 1733-1808  Search this
Schaeffer, Hanns S., 1892?-1967  Search this
Schaeffer, Kate Born, 1898?-2000  Search this
Tate, Arthur C.  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Visitors' books
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1921-1982
bulk 1935-1950
Summary:
The Schaeffer Galleries records measure 1.6 linear feet and date from circa 1921 to 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1935-1950 when the gallery was most active. Owned by Hanns S. and Kate Schaeffer, the gallery first operated in Berlin from 1925 to 1939 and later in New York City from 1936 to circa 2000. Correspondence, subject and exhibition files, purchase records, printed materials, and photographs document the gallery's operations. Primary correspondents include art collector Arthur C. Tate and the gallery's Pacific Coast Director LeRoy Backus.
Scope and Contents:
The Schaeffer Galleries records measure 1.6 linear feet and date from circa 1921 to 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1935-1950 when the gallery was most active. Owned by Hanns S. and Kate Schaeffer, the gallery first operated in Berlin from 1925 to 1939 and later in New York City from 1936 to circa 2000. Correspondence, subject and exhibition files, purchase records, printed materials, and photographs document the gallery's operations. Primary correspondents include art collector Arthur C. Tate and the gallery's Pacific Coast Director LeRoy Backus.

Correspondence is with art collector Arthur C. Tate from 1933-1963 and Schaeffer Galleries' Pacific Coast director LeRoy Backus from 1938-1948. Scattered Artist/Research files contain primarily printed materials on Pablo Picasso, Ogden Pleissner, and Hubert Robert. There is also a list of art from various countries.

Exhibition files document Schaeffer Galleries' exhibitions of European Art, particularly Flemish and Dutch Old Masters. There are also one person exhibition files and a file concerning works of arts loaned for an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1938. The height of Schaeffer Galleries' activities from the late 1930s to the early 1950s, when the gallery held the most shows, are documented in the LeRoy Backus correspondence and exhibition series.

The gallery worked with art collector Arthur C. Tate and the financial records documenting these transactions are the only sales records in the collection. The series contains receipts and invoices for sales of decorative and other arts to Arthur C. Tate, including sales arranged by Schaeffer Galleries with other dealers.

Printed Materials include a scrapbook of clippings, a guest book, exhibition catalogues and announcements, and bulletins.

Photographs depict paintings, mostly portraits and landscapes by 16th through 18th century Dutch and Flemish Masters, plus one photograph of the painter Ann Phillips.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1933-1963 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Subject Files, circa 1935-circa 1980 (4 folders; Box 1, 3)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1935-1953 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, 3, OV 4)

Series 4: Arthur C. Tate Purchase Records, 1932-1963 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1938-1957 (0.5 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 6: Photographs, 1921-1982 (3 folders; Box 2-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Owned by Hanns S. and Kate Schaeffer, Schaeffer Galleries specialized in Old Masters paintings and drawings, originally focusing on works by Flemish and Dutch masters. The gallery operated in Berlin, Germany from 1925 to 1939 and in New York City from 1936 to circa 2000.

Hanns Schaeffer opened an art gallery in Berlin in 1921. He then established branches in London and San Francisco, all named Schaeffer Galleries. The Schaeffers closed all three branches in 1939 following the opening of their New York City gallery space in 1936. The New York gallery was first located at 61 East 57th Street in Manhattan, but changed locations a few times. As of 2000, Schaeffer Galleries had stayed at its location at 983 Park Avenue for over fifty years. Schaeffer Galleries was most active from the late 1930s until the early 1950s. During this period, the gallery held numerous exhibitions and built its reputation by selling paintings and drawings by Old Masters, primarily Flemish and Dutch, to private collectors and museums.

The Schaeffers also donated works of art to museums throughout their lives. They were knowledgable art dealers who advised museum directors and curators on selecting art work for their collections. For example, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Leonardo da Vinci's ''Bear Walking'' and a Jean-Antoine Watteau were both acquired through the Schaeffer galleries. Other paintings and drawings that the Schaeffers sold through their gallery include Botticelli's ''Madonna and Child with Singing Angels'' at the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, Correggio's ''Salvator Mundi'' in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Rubens's ''Cleopatra'' at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and many paintings by Dutch artists such as Frans Hals and Rembrandt.

The couple ran the gallery together for three decades until Hanns Schaeffer died in 1967. Kate Schaeffer then became the owner and president of Schaeffer Galleries and continued managing the business for almost 20 years with more emphasis on drawings. Kate Schaeffer died at the age of 102 on December 20, 2000 at her home in Manhattan. Schaeffer Galleries closed circa 2000, shortly thereafter.

James J. Rorimer, the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1955 to 1967, observed, "The Schaeffers are among the most serious, knowledgeable, and helpful art dealers who are enabling American museums to grow for the benefit of our public. They are friends who share unstintingly in helping curators, directors and trustees to choose with care the works of art which redound to the credit of their museums."
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of Kate (Mrs. Hanns) Schaeffer conducted June 18, 1975 by Paul Cummings.

The Getty Research Library holds 100 linear feet of the historical records of Schaeffer Galleries dating from 1925-1985.
Provenance:
Kate Schaeffer donated the Schaeffer Galleries records to the Archives of American Art in 1982.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Schaeffer Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Visitors' books
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Schaeffer Galleries records, circa 1921-1982, bulk 1935-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schagall
See more items in:
Schaeffer Galleries records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Milch Gallery records, 1911-1995

Creator:
Milch Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Barrymore, Lionel  Search this
Milch, Albert  Search this
Laufman, Sidney  Search this
Gaspard, Leon  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Trebilcock, Paul  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M.  Search this
Sample, Paul Starrett  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde  Search this
Rungius, Carl Clemens Moritz  Search this
Romano, Umberto Roberto  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
DeCamp, Joseph  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward  Search this
Haskell, Ernest  Search this
Bohm, Max  Search this
Kronberg, Louis  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C.  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur  Search this
Murphy, John Francis  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Azzaretti, Faust  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Appel, Marianne  Search this
Nagler, Edith Kroger  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Albee, Grace  Search this
Linde, Ossip L.  Search this
Barr, Norman  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Blakelock, Ralph Albert  Search this
Barlow, Myron  Search this
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman)  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Ryerson, Margery A.  Search this
Dessar, Louis Paul  Search this
Waugh, Frederick Judd  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Pugh, Mabel  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Beal, Reynolds  Search this
Congdon, William  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
De Groot, Adelaide Milton  Search this
Adams, Wayman  Search this
Hart, George Overbury  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate  Search this
Bosa, Louis  Search this
Moffett, Ross E.  Search this
Lutz, Dan  Search this
Flagg, James Montgomery  Search this
Sawyer, Wells Moses  Search this
Cheffetz, Asa  Search this
Duncan, Charles  Search this
Katz, A. Raymond (Alexander Raymond)  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Browne, George Elmer  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Heinz, Charles  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Gregory, Waylande  Search this
Chamberlain, Samuel  Search this
Eakins, Susan Hannah Macdowell  Search this
White, Henry Cooke  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Ballin, Hugo  Search this
Gallagher, Sears  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Barmore, Charles  Search this
Woodward, Robert Strong  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Etnier, Stephen  Search this
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Baer, Martin  Search this
Dike, Phil  Search this
Crane, Bruce  Search this
Burr, George Elbert  Search this
Fuchs, Emil  Search this
Carroll, John  Search this
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
Judson, Alice  Search this
Zucker, Jacques  Search this
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist  Search this
Halpert, Samuel  Search this
Wiggins, Carleton  Search this
Anderson, Karl  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy  Search this
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry)  Search this
Fechin, Nikolai Ivanovich  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Acheson, Alice  Search this
Adams, Charles L.  Search this
Farnsworth, Jerry  Search this
Sterner, Albert  Search this
Milch, Edward  Search this
Fredenthal, David  Search this
Christy, Howard Chandler  Search this
Twachtman, John Henry  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Gregory, John  Search this
MacRae, Emma Fordyce  Search this
Vonnoh, Robert William  Search this
Ritschel, William  Search this
Parshall, DeWitt  Search this
Meyerowitz, William  Search this
Kalish, Max  Search this
Heerman, Norbert Leo  Search this
Barr, Charles H.  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Lever, Hayley  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry  Search this
Myers, Jerome  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott  Search this
Hennings, E. Martin  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Fenton, Beatrice  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Blackburn, Morris  Search this
Buck, Claude  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M. (Ogden Minton)  Search this
Hopkinson, Charles  Search this
Oberteuffer, Karl Amiard  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Ireland, Leroy  Search this
Donoho, Gaines Ruger  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Ufer, Walter  Search this
Shapiro, David  Search this
Blanch, Arnold  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Fitzgerald, James  Search this
Davey, Randall  Search this
Butler, Howard Russell  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Aiken, Charles Avery  Search this
Schofield, Walter Elmer  Search this
Topic:
Gallery owners  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Gallery records  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210378
AAA_collcode_milcgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Additional Online Media:

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 2 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1971
Scope and Contents note:
Biographical material consists of a U.S. Army Certificate of Service, an award certificate, and a curriculum vitae. Also included is an autobiographical typescript About the Artist and miscellaneous notes including hunting score cards decorated with reproductions of Pleissner's art work.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ogden M. Pleissner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pleiogde, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 13 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1976
Scope and Contents note:
Letters primarily concern Pleissner's service in the U. S. Army. There are also scattered letters from colleagues and friends including artists Harrison Cady and Stow Wengenroth, and Texas Governor John Connally.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ogden M. Pleissner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pleiogde, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Artwork

Collection Creator:
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Artwork consists of an etching depicting an ancient European street with overhanging buildings.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ogden M. Pleissner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pleiogde, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Scrapbooks

Collection Creator:
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 1-2; 29 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1953
Scope and Contents note:
This series consists of unbound scrapbook pages containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, miscellaneous printed material, and three photographs of artwork. There are also scattered letters from art organizations and colleagues including Juliana Force, Charles Vezin, and Stow Wengenroth. Scrapbook 8 contains an exhibition catalog, The Army at War, illustrated with photographs of artists on the battlefield.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ogden M. Pleissner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pleiogde, Series 4
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Extent:
(Box 2; 1.2 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1975
Scope and Contents note:
Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and miscellaneous printed material including a book, Air War Against Hitler's Germany, that contains illustrations by Pleissner.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ogden M. Pleissner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pleiogde, Series 5
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 3-4; 31 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1974
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs are of Pleissner, his colleagues, exhibition installations, and artwork. There are also two unbound albums containing photographs of artwork
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ogden M. Pleissner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Ogden M. Pleissner papers, 1928-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pleiogde, Series 6
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Ogden M. Pleissner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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