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Morgan Russell letter to Jean Gabriel Lemoine

Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Lemoine, Jean Gabriel, b. 1891-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1923
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9594
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Jean Gabriel Lemoine material relating to Morgan Russell, 1921-1923, 1964
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9594
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Morgan Russell Self-Portrait

Artist:
Morgan Russell, 1886 - 29 May 1953  Search this
Sitter:
Morgan Russell, 1886 - 29 May 1953  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19.8 x 14.3cm (7 13/16 x 5 5/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1922
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Morgan Russell: Male  Search this
Morgan Russell: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; the Ruth Bowman and Harry Kahn Twentieth-Century American Self-Portrait Collection
Object number:
NPG.2002.318
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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Morgan Russell Self-Portrait

Artist:
Morgan Russell, 1886 - 29 May 1953  Search this
Sitter:
Morgan Russell, 1886 - 29 May 1953  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72cm x 53.5cm (28 3/8" x 21 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1907
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Morgan Russell: Male  Search this
Morgan Russell: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Howard Weingrow
Object number:
NPG.69.57
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Homage to Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Container:
Reel 5291, Frame 0994-1009
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
[1953]
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Holger Cahill 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:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977

Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Subject:
Kikoïne, Michel  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt  Search this
Alvarez, Mabel  Search this
Stein, Leo  Search this
Huston, Walter  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10517
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213947
AAA_collcode_russmorg
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213947

Ancient and Renaissant Rome by Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Container:
Reel 5291, Frame 1395-1404
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Holger Cahill 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:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers

Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Names:
Alvarez, Mabel, 1891-1985  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Huston, Walter, 1884-1950  Search this
Kikoïne, Michel, 1892-1968  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1891-1977
Summary:
The Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977, present a good overview of Russell's career as a painter and sculptor, with an emphasis on his development of the color theory movement, Synchromism. The papers include correspondence, biographical material, transcripts of lectures given by Russell, illustrated notebooks and sketches, printed material and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Morgan Russell papers present a good overview of Russell's career as a painter and sculptor, with an emphasis on his development of the color theory movement, Synchromism. The papers include correspondence with many prominent individuals who played a role in Russell's artistic development; biographical material primarily documenting his activities in Europe; transcripts of lectures given by Russell; illustrated notebooks and sketches documenting his interest in, and development of, color theory, music and Synchromism; printed material such as exhibition announcements, catalogs and clippings; and photographs of Russell, his wife, friends and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series according to record type and reflecting the lender's arrangement. With the exception of Series 1: Correspondence, all series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1909-1964 (Reels 4524-4527)

Series 2: Biographical Material, 1925-1941 (Reel 4527)

Series 3: Business Records, 1911-1946 (Reel 4527)

Series 4: Writings, 1931-1953 (Reel 4527)

Series 5: Unbound Notes and Sketches, 1891-1977 (Reels 4528-4538)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1908-1963 (Reels 4539-4541)

Series 7: Photographs, 1908-1948 (Reel 4542)
Biographical Note:
Painter and sculptor Morgan Russell was born in New York City. He studied at the Art Students League and the New York School of Art with James Earle Fraser, Andrew Dasburg and Robert Henri from 1906 to 1907, before settling in Paris in 1909 where he remained for almost forty years. After meeting Stanton Macdonald-Wright in 1911, he became interested in Synchromism and studied with Canadian color theorist Ernest Tudor-Hart. In 1913 Russell produced the first abstract Synchromies and in 1917 developed a series of Synchromies entitled EIDOS. He visited California in the early 1930s, teaching at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles from 1931-1932, in addition to lecturing at museums in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Russell left France permanently in 1946 and died in Pennsylvania in 1953.
Provenance:
The Morgan Russell papers were lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming by the Montclair Art Museum in 1991. The material was returned to the lender in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Morgan Russell papers are owned by the Montclair Art Museum.
Topic:
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Microfilm reels 4524-4542. Originals in the Montclair Art Museum.
Identifier:
AAA.russmorg
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Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers
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Archives of American Art
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Letters from Morgan Russell to Jean Gabriel Lemoine

Collection Creator:
Lemoine, Jean Gabriel, b. 1891  Search this
Extent:
(2 folders)
Container:
Box 1 (pam), Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell 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:
Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell, 1921-1923, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Typed Excerpt from Le Peinture Abstraite about Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Lemoine, Jean Gabriel, b. 1891  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (pam), Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell 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:
Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell, 1921-1923, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell

Creator:
Lemoine, Jean Gabriel, b. 1891  Search this
Names:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Senghor, Michael  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1921-1923, 1964
Summary:
The Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell measure 0.2 linear feet and are comprised of 20 items that date from 1921-1923 and 1964. The item dating from 1964 is a typescript of a letter fragment. Included are 17 letters and letter fragments written by Morgan Russell in 1923 to Jean Gabriel Lemoine, art critic for L'Echo de Paris. In these letters Russell explains his art and the Synchromism style that he developed with Stanton MacDonald-Wright. Also found are a one page list naming ten paintings in his studio, an article by Lemoine about Russell, and a typed extract about Russell from La Peinture Abstraite by Michel Senghor.
Scope and Content Note:
The Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell measure 0.2 linear feet and are comprised of 20 items that date from 1921-1923 and 1964. Included are 17 letters and letter fragments written by Morgan Russell in 1923 to Jean Gabriel Lemoine, art critic for L'Echo de Paris. One item dates from 1964 and is a typescript of a letter fragment. In these letters Russell explains his art and the Synchromism style that he developed with Stanton MacDonald-Wright. Also found are a one page list naming ten paintings in his studio, written in 1921 in Morgan Russell's hand, a news clipping of article by Lemoine about Russell, and a typed extract about Russell from La Peinture Abstraite by Michel Senghor. All of the items in the collection are in French. The collection also includes a few notes about the items in each folder, probably written by Lemoine.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, items are arranged into one series.

Series 1: Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell, 1921-1923, 1964 (Box 1; 5 folders)
Biographical Note:
Jean Gabriel Lemoine was an art critic for L'Echo de Paris at the time that he corresponded with abstract painter Morgan Russell (1886-1953). Lemoine also wrote for Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Revue Belge d'Archeologie et d'histoire de l'Art and Beaux Arts Magazine. Morgan Russell studied at the Art Students League in New York with James Earle Fraser and Robert Henri from 1906 to 1907. His first trip to Europe in 1906 was sponsored by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and he returned to Paris in 1908 and joined the Academie Matisse. He settled in Paris and did not return to the United States until 1946. In 1911 he studied with Canadian color theorist Ernest Tudor-Hart. Also at this time he met fellow artist Stanton Macdonald-Wright with whom he developed the theories of Synchromism. In 1913 he and Macdonald-Wright exhibited together as Synchromists at the Bernheim-Jeune gallery, Paris, where they attracted the attention of French critics, including Lemoine. Russell continued to paint abstract works until 1930 when he began painting large-scale religious works.
Related Material:
Also available at the Archives of American Art are the Stanton Macdonald-Wright letters to Morgan Russell, 1913-1938, found on microfilm reel 1266. Microfilm reels 4524-4542 contain Morgan Russell papers that were loaned for filming by the Montclair Art Museum in 1991.
Separated Material:
One annotated exhibition catalog, Les Synchromistes: Morgan Russell et S. Macdonald-Wright, from 1913, and four photographs of Russell's artwork were kept by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery Library when they transferred the collection to the Archives of American Art. These items are also available on microfilm reel 1190 at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The papers were transferred to the Archives from the National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in 1976. NCFA acquired them as part of a purchase in 1972 of Russell's artwork from Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell 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 critics -- France -- Paris  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Citation:
Jean Gabriel Lemoine papers relating to Morgan Russell, 1921-1923, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lemojean
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Jean Gabriel Lemoine material relating to Morgan Russell, 1921-1923, 1964

Creator:
Lemoine, Jean Gabriel, b. 1891-  Search this
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Russell, Morgan  Search this
Senghor, Michael  Search this
Topic:
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8397
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210571
AAA_collcode_lemojean
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210571
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Armory Show entry form for Morgan Russell's painting Capucines

Subject:
Russell, Morgan  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Financial Records
Date:
not after 1913
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14530
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Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14530
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Gallery records  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Washburn Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Container:
Box 32
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Access to original papers, with permission, requires an appointment.
Collection Citation:
Washburn Gallery records, 1906-2017, bulk 1971-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photos of Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Container:
Reel 4542, Frame 1-24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1938
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Morgan Russell papers are owned by the Montclair Art Museum.
Collection Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Microfilm reels 4524-4542. Originals in the Montclair Art Museum.
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Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photos of Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Container:
Reel 4542, Frame 83-93
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1938
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Morgan Russell papers are owned by the Montclair Art Museum.
Collection Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Microfilm reels 4524-4542. Originals in the Montclair Art Museum.
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Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photos of Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Container:
Reel 4542, Frame 168
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1938
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Morgan Russell papers are owned by the Montclair Art Museum.
Collection Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Microfilm reels 4524-4542. Originals in the Montclair Art Museum.
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Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photos of Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Container:
Reel 4542, Frame 174-175
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1938
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Morgan Russell papers are owned by the Montclair Art Museum.
Collection Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Microfilm reels 4524-4542. Originals in the Montclair Art Museum.
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Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photos of Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Container:
Reel 4542, Frame 205-207
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1938
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Morgan Russell papers are owned by the Montclair Art Museum.
Collection Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Microfilm reels 4524-4542. Originals in the Montclair Art Museum.
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Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photos of Morgan Russell

Collection Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Container:
Reel 4542, Frame 293-294
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1938
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Morgan Russell papers are owned by the Montclair Art Museum.
Collection Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Microfilm reels 4524-4542. Originals in the Montclair Art Museum.
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Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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