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Oral history interview with Emmy Lou Packard, 1964 May 11-12

Interviewee:
Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12987
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213704
AAA_collcode_packar64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213704

Frida Kahlo (September), from Galeria de la Raza Calendario 1975

Artist:
Rupert García, born French Camp, CA 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Frida Kahlo  Search this
Medium:
screenprint
Dimensions:
sheet: 23 × 17 1/2 in. (58.4 × 44.5 cm) image: 22 × 16 1/2 in. (55.9 × 41.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1975
Topic:
Ethnic\Mexican  Search this
Occupation\art\artist  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Margaret Terrazas Santos Collection
Object number:
2019.52.19
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2019.52.19

The Suburbia Portfolio: Untitled 28

Photograph by:
Sheila Pree Bright, American, born 1967  Search this
Subject of:
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, French, 1848 - 1903  Search this
Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973  Search this
Frida Kahlo, Mexican, 1907 - 1954  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 17 × 22 in. (43.2 × 55.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Type:
inkjet prints
Date:
2006; printed 2016
Topic:
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Photography  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.55.9
Restrictions & Rights:
© Sheila Pree Bright
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Suburbia Portfolio
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.55.9
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Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990

Creator:
Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-1998  Search this
Subject:
Reynolds, Malvina  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Taylor, Dorothea Lange  Search this
Packard, Emmy Lou  Search this
O'Gorman, Juan  Search this
Edmunds, John  Search this
O'Higgins, Pablo  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
American Civil Liberties Union  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Works of art
Photographs
Diaries
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5519
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211816
AAA_collcode_packemmy
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211816
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Aaron Bohrod papers, 1507-1994, bulk circa 1930-1994

Creator:
Bohrod, Aaron, 1907-1992  Search this
Subject:
Albright, Ivan  Search this
Yvel, Claude  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Shane, Fred  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Oehlschlaeger, Everett  Search this
Coward, Noel  Search this
Dehn, Virginia Engleman  Search this
Harmon, Lily  Search this
Bocour, Leonard  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Thomas, Byron  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Breger, David  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Ball, F. Carlton  Search this
Cadiou, Henri  Search this
Associated American Artists  Search this
ACA Galleries  Search this
American Artists Group  Search this
Milch Galleries.  Search this
Grace Chosy Gallery  Search this
Harmon-Meek Gallery (Naples, Fla.)  Search this
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows  Search this
University of Wisconsin--Madison  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Etchings
Sketchbooks
Account books
Photographs
Drawings
Woodcuts
Sketches
Interviews
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6754
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208879
AAA_collcode_bohraaro
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208879

Chester Dale papers, circa 1883-2003, bulk 1920-1970

Creator:
Dale, Chester, 1883-1962  Search this
Subject:
Mayes, Herbert R. (Herbert Raymond),  Search this
Frost, Robert  Search this
Batigne, Renee  Search this
Elizabeth  Search this
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis)  Search this
Burckhardt, Rudy  Search this
Wyeth, Nicholas  Search this
MacNeil, Neil  Search this
Cantor, Irving  Search this
Dale, Maud Murray  Search this
Kessel, Dmitri  Search this
Cooper, Maria  Search this
Mellon, Paul  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Dalí, Salvador  Search this
Mellon, Timothy  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Braque, Georges  Search this
Hamilton, Edith  Search this
Dale, Chester  Search this
Dalí, Gala  Search this
Wyeth, Jamie  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Dmitri, Ivan  Search this
Dufy, Raoul  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Cooper, Veronica  Search this
Salles, Georges  Search this
Batigne, Claire  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Dale, Mary Towar Bullard  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Allentown Art Museum  Search this
Dallas Museum of Art  Search this
Amherst College  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Travel diaries
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Art, French  Search this
Europe  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7178
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209315
AAA_collcode_daleches
Theme:
Diaries
Latino and Latin American
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209315
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Albert M. Bender papers, 1909-1941

Creator:
Bender, Albert M. (Albert Maurice), 1866-1941  Search this
Subject:
Leon, Judah  Search this
Adams, Virginia Best  Search this
Danysh, Joseph A.  Search this
Magnes, Beatrice L.  Search this
Morgan, Julia  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Nash, John Henry  Search this
Burgess, Gelett  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Liebes, Dorothy  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Raphael, Johanna  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Bremer, Anne  Search this
Partridge, Marian  Search this
Gogarty, Oliver St. John  Search this
Raphael, Joseph  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Bufano, Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9895
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212397
AAA_collcode_bendalbe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212397

Albert Kahn papers, 1875-1970, bulk 1875-1945

Creator:
Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942  Search this
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Toscanini, Arturo  Search this
Mason, George D.  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Stoughton, Arthur A.  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Trowbridge, Alexander Buell  Search this
Barlow, Myron  Search this
Kahn, Ernestine Krolik  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Notebooks
Notes
Lithographs
Drawings
Awards
Diaries
Motion pictures (visual works)
Renderings
Typescripts
Sketchbooks
Watercolors
Lectures
Sound recordings
Etchings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Architects  Search this
Architecture, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7638
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209801
AAA_collcode_kahnalbp
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209801
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Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991

Creator:
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Subject:
Field, Rachel  Search this
Robeson, Paul  Search this
Van Doren, Mark  Search this
Robinson, Bill  Search this
Hurston, Zora Neale  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl  Search this
O'Neill, Eugene  Search this
Hughes, Langston  Search this
Pinckney, Josephine  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Landeck, Armin  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Toklas, Alice B.  Search this
Stein, Gertrude  Search this
Society of Washington Printmakers (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American University (Washington, D.C.)Fine Arts Dept  Search this
Golden Stair Press  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Prints
Drawings
Writings
Topic:
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
Lithography  Search this
Lithographers  Search this
Art therapy  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9232
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211427
AAA_collcode_taylpren
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211427
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John Weatherwax papers relating to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933

Creator:
Weatherwax, John M. (John Martin), 1900-1984  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Scheyer, Galka E.  Search this
Sinclair, Upton  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Popol vuh  Search this
Artists  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9609
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211815
AAA_collcode_weatjohn
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211815
Additional Online Media:

Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1978

Creator:
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Muray, Nickolas  Search this
New York University  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5512
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212736
AAA_collcode_muranick
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212736
Additional Online Media:

Florence Arquin papers, 1923-1985

Creator:
Arquin, Florence, 1900-1974  Search this
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Williams, Samuel  Search this
Rebay, Hilla  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
United States.Department of State  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Topic:
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Authors  Search this
Hispanic American art  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5413
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213884
AAA_collcode_arquflor
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Photography
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213884
Additional Online Media:

Bernhard H. Berntsen papers, 1931-1987

Creator:
Berntsen, Bernhard H. (Bernhard Hilmar), 1900-1992  Search this
Subject:
Suzuki, Sakari  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Norwegian Art and Craft Club (Brooklyn, N.Y.)  Search this
Willard Parker Hospital (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Photographs
Works of art
Topic:
Muralists  Search this
Norwegian American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6423
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215507
AAA_collcode_bernbern
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215507

Photographs related to Diego Rivera's fresco "Nightmare of War, Dream of Peace,", 1952

Creator:
Greenhouse, Wendy, 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Hispanic American art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11123
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247190
AAA_collcode_greewend
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_247190

Frida and Diego Rivera

Artist:
Frida Kahlo, 6 Jul 1907 - 13 Jul 1954  Search this
Sitter:
Diego Rivera, 8 Dec 1886 - 24 Nov 1957  Search this
Frida Kahlo, 6 Jul 1907 - 13 Jul 1954  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
100cm x 78.7cm (39 3/8" x 31"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1931
Topic:
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl  Search this
Costume\Footwear\Shoes  Search this
Artist's Effects\Palette  Search this
Artist's Effects\Paintbrush  Search this
Costume\Hair Accessory  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Diego Rivera: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Diego Rivera: Male  Search this
Diego Rivera: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Diego Rivera: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Frida Kahlo: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Frida Kahlo: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Website: www.sfmoma.org/
Object number:
36.6061 SFMOMA
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_36.6061_SFMOMA

Chester Dale papers

Creator:
Dale, Chester, b. 1883  Search this
Names:
Allentown Art Museum  Search this
Amherst College  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Batigne, Claire  Search this
Batigne, Renee  Search this
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963  Search this
Burkhardt, Rudy  Search this
Cantor, Irving  Search this
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Cooper, Maria  Search this
Cooper, Veronica  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Dale, Mary Towar Bullard, 1892-1984  Search this
Dale, Maud, 1875-1953  Search this
Dallas Museum of Art  Search this
Dalí, Gala  Search this
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-  Search this
Dmitri, Ivan, 1900-1968  Search this
Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953  Search this
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-  Search this
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963  Search this
Hamilton, Edith, 1867-1963  Search this
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Kessel, Dmitri  Search this
MacNeil, Neil  Search this
Mayes, Herbert R., 1900-1987 (Herbert Raymond)  Search this
Mellon, Paul  Search this
Mellon, Timothy  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Salles, Georges  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Wyeth, Jamie, 1946-  Search this
Wyeth, Nicholas  Search this
Extent:
8.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Travel diaries
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Date:
circa 1883-2003
bulk 1920-1970
Summary:
The papers of New York art collector Chester Dale measure 8.4 linear feet and date from circa 1883-2003. Dale amassed one of the world's most complete collections of nineteenth and twentieth century French art, was a collector of eighteenth century American portraitists, and a patron and collector of twentieth American artists including George Bellows and Mary Cassatt. The bulk of the collection dates from 1920 to 1970 and documents Dale's activities through biographical material, correspondence, memoirs and other writings, purchase, sales and estate records, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art collector Chester Dale measure 8.4 linear feet and date from circa 1883-2003. Dale amassed one of the world's most complete collections of nineteenth and twentieth century French art, was a collector of eighteenth century American portraitists, and a patron and collector of twentieth American artists including George Bellows and Mary Cassatt. The bulk of the collection dates from 1920 to 1970 and documents Dale's activities through biographical material, correspondence, memoirs and other writings, purchase, sales and estate records, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Biographical material comprises brief genealogical and biographical notes on Dale's father's side of the family; four pieces of miscellaneous artwork; several certificates, membership cards, and programs; circa six unidentified dictaphone recordings; and a home movie of an unidentified social event.

Correspondence provides scattered documentation of Dale's activities as a collector and benefactor, including correspondence relating to gifts to various museums such as the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as posthumous gifts to the Allentown Art Museum and Amherst College. Also documented is Dale's election as president of the National Gallery of Art in 1955. There are several letters to and from Salvador and Gala Dali, copies of two letters from Diego Rivera, and letters from other friends and business associates, including historian Georges Salles. Over one third of the correspondence consists of condolence telegrams and letters sent to Mary Dale following Dale's death. Other correspondence documents Mary Dale's work as exhibition chairman for the Parrish Museum of Art, and includes letters from Andrew, Jamie, and Nicholas Wyeth.

Writings include typed drafts of Dale's memoirs which recall the beginning of his career in banking, and include stories of his early experiences in buying art. Dale credits the highly discerning and influential eye of his first wife, Maud Dale, for guiding him in his early selections, and his memoirs recall his unconventionally direct way of doing business with the Paris art dealers. Two travel diaries record a 1904 trip to Europe, and five trips to Europe and the Caribbean between 1949 and 1953. Writings by others include several essays on Dale by various authors, several essays on art by Maud Dale, and a typed draft of a manuscript on Dale's life by Neil MacNeil.

Extensive inventories, estate appraisals, and will disbursement records document the contents of the Chester Dale collection in Series 4. Also found here are receipts for specific purchases of works by Cezanne, Cassatt, Dali, Dufy, Picasso, and others.

Printed material includes catalogs for auction sales annotated with sales prices and other purchase information; catalogs of Dale's collection; and exhibition catalogs and announcements for the Parrish Museum of Art during Mary Dale's tenure as exhibition chairman. Some of the catalogs include essays by Maud Dale. News clippings and magazine articles document press coverage of Dale's activities at home and abroad.

Scrapbooks contain additional printed material, primarily news clippings, documenting press coverage of Chester Dale's life from the 1920s until his death. One of the scrapbooks includes multiple photographs of Dale and others, including a photo of Frida Kahlo and Jose Orozco. An additional scrapbook of photographs and clippings documents Mary Dale's life before and after her marriage to Dale.

Photographs are of Dale, Mary Dale, Maud Dale, family, friends, and colleagues. There are photographs of Dale and Mary Dale with artists including George Braques, Salvador and Gala Dali, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Jamie and Nicholas Wyeth; and friends and associates Renee and Claire Batigne, Veronica "Rocky" Cooper and Maria Cooper, Robert Sturgis Ingersoll, Edith Hamilton with Robert Frost, Neil MacNeil, Herbert Mayes, and Paul and Timothy Mellon. There are individual photos and three photograph albums of Dale's various residences and his collection, including photographs taken shortly before his death at his Plaza Hotel apartment showing some of his favorite pictures. Photographers include Rudolph Burkhardt, Irving Cantor, Ivan Dmitri, and Dmitri Kessel. There are also many photographs of exhibition openings and museum events, especially events at the National Gallery of Art, including the presentation of Dale's gift of Dali's The Sacrament of the Last Supper to the museum in 1956, and the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II of England's visit to the museum in 1957. Photographs also include photographs of artwork in Dale's collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1897-circa 1960, 2003 (Boxes 1, 7-8; FC 20; 0.45 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1911-1984 (Box 1; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1904-1963 (Boxes 2, 8; 0.55 linear feet)

Series 4: Chester Dale Collection, circa 1930-1968 (Boxes 2-3; 1 linear foot)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1925-circa 1972 (Boxes 3-4, 8, OV 9; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1920s-1963 (Box 4, BVs 10-14; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1883-1972 (Boxes 4-6, 19, BVs 15-17, OV 18; 3.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
New York art patron and collector of French and American art Chester Dale (1883-1962), made his fortune as a banker who pioneered the sale of public utility securities. He began purchasing French paintings in the mid-1920s and retired from the investment security business in 1935 in order to focus full time on the acquisition of art.

Dale was encouraged to begin collecting art by his first wife, Maud Dale, who was an artist, a writer, and a former chairman of the Exhibition Committee of the Museum of French Art. With the benefit of his wife's knowledge, passion, and perception, Dale began to lay the foundation of his collection in 1926, and amassed circa seven hundred pictures within ten years. His collection is considered to be one of the most complete collections of nineteenth and twentieth century French art in the world, and includes some of the finest examples of works by Braque, Corot, Delacroix, Degas, Derain, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, and Renoir, as well as by artists representative of the French tradition in art including Modigliani, Picasso, Rivera, and Van Gogh.

Although primarily interested in French art, Dale also collected and encouraged American artists. He was a patron of George Bellows and Salvador Dali, and had his portrait painted by both artists. Dale presented the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art with their first Dali paintings, the latter being The Sacrament of the Last Supper. Dale also purchased works by Mary Cassatt, representative works by "the Eight," and examples of eighteenth century American portraitists John Smibert, Gilbert Stuart and Thomas Sully. In the early 1940s he visited Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Mexico, and Rivera subsequently completed a portrait of Dale in 1945.

Dale served as a trustee to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He made the first of a series of gifts to the National Gallery of Art when it opened in 1941. In 1955 he was elected president of the museum, by which time his collection occupied ten of its galleries. Dale bequeathed the bulk of his remaining collection to the National Gallery in his will. This final gift included eighty of his favorite pictures, which had been located in his Manhattan apartment at the Plaza Hotel up until his death.

A year after the death of Maud Dale in 1953, Dale married Mary Towar Bullard, whom he had employed as his secretary for twenty-five years. Mary Dale oversaw the disbursement of her husband's estate, following Dale's death from a heart attack in 1962.
Related Materials:
Holdings at the Archives of American Art also include the Chester Dale papers concerning George Bellows, 1919-1956, comprising correspondence, a photograph, and invoices relating to Chester Dale's relationship with George Bellows and Dale's interest in artwork by Bellows; and the Chester Dale eulogy, consisting of one 35 minute, 9 second sound tape reel of a eulogy delivered by an unidentified speaker.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1972 by Mary Dale, Chester Dale's second wife, and in 1985 by Mary Dale's estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D. C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Chester Dale 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 -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art, French--19th century  Search this
Art, French--20th century  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern--19th century--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Travel diaries
Citation:
Chester Dale papers, circa 1883-2003, bulk 1920-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.daleches
See more items in:
Chester Dale papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-daleches
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Kahlo, Frida and Rivera, Diego

Collection Creator:
Dale, Chester, b. 1883  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1942-circa 1945
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D. C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Chester Dale 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:
Chester Dale papers, circa 1883-2003, bulk 1920-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chester Dale papers
Chester Dale papers / Series 7: Photographs / 7.1: Photographs of People, Places, and Events / Of Artists/Friends
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-daleches-ref179

34c Frida Kahlo single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3509
Depicts:
Frida Kahlo, Mexican, 1910 - 1954  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / lithography
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
June 21, 2001
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Hispanic Heritage  Search this
Women's Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2002.2007.482
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2007.482

Kahlo, Frida, 8159CY: Self Portrait With Curly Hair

Collection Creator:
Richard York Gallery  Search this
Extent:
(2 folders)
Container:
Box 31, Folder 3-4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000-2003
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Richard York 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:
Richard York Gallery records, circa 1865-2005, bulk 1981-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard York Gallery records
Richard York Gallery records / Series 2: Artists' Artwork Files / 2.1: General
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-richyorg-ref2634

Frida Kahlo

Artist:
Shirley Fishman Gorelick, 1924 - 2000  Search this
Sitter:
Frida Kahlo, 6 Jul 1907 - 13 Jul 1954  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 274.6 × 152.4 × 5.7 cm (108 1/8 × 60 × 2 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\New York\Nassau\Great Neck
Date:
1976
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Headdress  Search this
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Toy\Balloon  Search this
Costume\Undergarment\Corset  Search this
Frida Kahlo: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Frida Kahlo: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Rowan University Art Gallery
Object number:
2011.106
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2011.106

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