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Valentine Gallery records, circa 1890-1960

Creator:
Valentine Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Dudensing, F. Valentine  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl  Search this
De Chirico, Giorgio  Search this
Kane, John  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.),  Search this
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Mérida, Carlos  Search this
F. Valentine Dudensing (Firm)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7103
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209236
AAA_collcode_valegall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209236
Additional Online Media:

Detroit Institute of Arts records, 1882-1979

Creator:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Subject:
Zimmerman, F. Ernst  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.),  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Detroit Museum of Art  Search this
United States.Federal Works Agency  Search this
Zimmerman Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9307
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211502
AAA_collcode_detrinst2
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211502

Oral history interview with John Davis Hatch, 1979 Aug. 30-1980 Nov. 7

Interviewee:
Hatch, John Davis, 1907-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
De Forest, Lockwood  Search this
Morris, Carl A.  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth L.  Search this
Montgomery, Charles Franklin  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
De Creeft, José  Search this
Wharf, John  Search this
Du Pont, Henry Francis  Search this
Fairbanks, Avard T. (Avard Tennyson)  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.),  Search this
Durchanek, Ludvik  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert)  Search this
Varley, Frederick Horsman  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Hills, Laura Coombs  Search this
Carr, Emily  Search this
Pratt, Dudley  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Albany Institute of History and Art  Search this
American Artists Depository  Search this
Berkshire Museum  Search this
Gallery of Fine Arts (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Museum Directors Association  Search this
Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences (Va.)  Search this
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12048
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212722
AAA_collcode_hatch79
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212722

Oral history interview with Louis Siegriest, 1975 April 5

Interviewee:
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Subject:
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Hagemeyer, Johan  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.),  Search this
Martinez, Xavier  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson  Search this
Gile, Selden Connor  Search this
Lobdell, Frank  Search this
Stoddart, Edna  Search this
Winkler, John William  Search this
Logan, Maurice  Search this
St. John, Terry  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Clapp, William Henry  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Randolph, Lee F.  Search this
Macky, Constance L.  Search this
Gay, August Franocois  Search this
Gaw, William A.  Search this
Von Eichman, Bernard J.  Search this
Cox, Willard  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm  Search this
Armer, Ruth  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Hughes, Louis  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
del Mue, Maurice  Search this
Park, David  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
Wores, Theodore  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo Fidele  Search this
Society of Six  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13217
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213092
AAA_collcode_siegri75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213092

Valentine Gallery records

Creator:
Valentine Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
F. Valentine Dudensing (Firm)  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
De Chirico, Giorgio, 1888-  Search this
Dudensing, F. Valentine, 1892-1967  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Kane, John, 1860-1934  Search this
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954  Search this
Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984  Search this
Price, C. S. (Clayton S.), 1874-1950  Search this
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1890-circa 1960
Summary:
The records of the New York City based Valentine Gallery measure 1.8 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 1960. The bulk of the material documents the gallery's dealings with artists Louis Eilshemius, John Kane, Henri Matisse, and C.S. Price. Additionally, there is one scrapbook which contains printed materials regarding Valentine Gallery exhibitions from 1925-1936.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the New York City based Valentine Gallery measure 1.8 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 1960. The bulk of the material documents the gallery's dealings with artists Louis Eilshemius, John Kane, Henri Matisse, and C.S. Price. Additionally, there is one scrapbook which contains printed materials regarding Valentine Gallery exhibitions from 1925-1936.

The artist's file for Eilshemius contains biographical information; correspondence between Valentine Dudensing and the artist, as well scattered letters from Carl Van Vecten, Alfred H. Barr, and museums and institutions; writings and notes; price lists and other financial and legal documents; printed material from Eilshemius's varied career and from his affiliation with the Valentine Gallery; photographs including portraits of the artist, and photos of installations and of works of art; and a scrapbook containing clippings and scattered other printed materials covering Eilshemius's shows at the Valentine Gallery.

Artists' files for John Kane, Henri Matisse, and C.S. Price contain scattered documentation. The file for John Kane includes correspondence between Valentine Dudensing and Kane's estate managers as well as museums and institutions, price lists, legal records, and printed materials. There are two letters from Henri Matisse to Valentine Dudensing regarding travel plans and a thank you message. The C.S. Price file consists of letters from Price regarding specific works of art, and scattered financial records.

A scrapbook dates from 1925-1936 and includes newspaper and magazine clippings about exhibitions and artists represented by the Valentine Gallery. Artists and exhibitions mentioned in the clippings include Alexander Brook, Giorgio de Chirico, Stuart Davis, Jean Lucrat, Carlos Merida, and Joseph Stella. Also, there is a poster created by Valentine Dudensing to fundraise for ambulances for France.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Artists Files, circa 1890-1960 (Box 1, 3; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Scrapbook, 1925-1936 (Box 2, 4; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The Valentine Gallery was founded by F. Valentine Dudensing in 1926 and operated in New York City until 1947. The gallery hosted many exhibitions of Modern European art and specialized in School of Paris paintings.

F. Valentine Dudensing was born in 1892 in New York City. His father, Richard Dudensing was a well known art publisher and gallerist who owned Dudensing Galleries. Valentine served in World War I in the United States Aviation Corps and in 1920, married Margaret van der Gros. During a trip to Europe in the early 1920s, Dudensing became acquainted with the son of artist Henri Matisse, Pierre. Together, they conceived a gallery managed by Dudensing in New York while Matisse organized and curated art from Europe.

Dudensing opened his gallery in 1926 at 43 East 57th Street as the F. Valentine Dudensing Gallery. At this time, his father's gallery, the Dudensing Galleries, was located at 45 West 44th Street. Valentine Dudensing changed his gallery's name in 1927 to the Valentine Gallery to distinguish it from his father's gallery. The gallery was one of the first to bring Modern European works to New York City and hosted exhibitions of Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Lurçat, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and André Dunoyer de Segonzac. Additionally, Valentine Gallery represented American artists including Louis Eilshemius, John Kane, and C.S. Price. Pierre Matisse left the partnership with Valentine Dudensing to open his own gallery in 1931.

In 1947, Valentine Dudensing closed his gallery and moved to France with his wife. He died in 1967.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel NY59-5) including gallery index cards. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Valentine Gallery records were donated by gallery founder, Valentine Dudensing in 1958. Dudensing also lent the Archives of American Art gallery index cards for microfilming in 1959. Roy R. Neuberger donated materials regarding Louis Eilshemius in 1959 who received the material from Valentine Dudensing.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Valentine Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as posessed 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
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Valentine Gallery records, circa 1890-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.valegall
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-valegall

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