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Ludwig Sander papers

Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Names:
Castelli, Leo  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hagen, Yvonne  Search this
Honegger, Gottfried, 1917-  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1892-1984  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Sketchbooks
Date:
1910-1975
Summary:
The papers of American New York School painter Ludwig Sander measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1975. Found are biographical materials primarily consisting of army records; correspondence with family and colleagues discussing exhibitions and other art-related activities; diaries; personal scattered business records; address books and art history typescripts; sketchbooks and illustrations for magazines; photographs of Sander, his colleagues, his travels, and exhibition openings; and miscellaneous printed material. The collection documents Sander's career and interactions with some of the most important modern artists of twentieth century.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of American New York School painter Ludwig Sander measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1975. Found within the collection are biographical materials primarily consisting of army records; correspondence with family and colleagues discussing exhibitions and other art-related activities; diaries containing brief annotations of daily activities; personal business records including studio leases, teaching contracts, and miscellaneous receipts; notes and writings including address books and art history typescripts; art work consisting primarily of sketchbooks and illustrations for magazines; photographs of Sander, his colleagues, his travels, and exhibition openings; and miscellaneous printed material. The collection Sander's career and interactions with some of the most important artists of 20th century modern art.

Chronological correspondence primarily consists of letters from Sanders to his mother during his army service, and letters from his colleagues discussing exhibitions and other art-related activities. Correspondents include Clement Greenberg, Philip Guston, Yvonne Hagen, Gottfried Honegger, Sam Kootz, and Vaclav Vytlacil. There are single letters from Georgi Daskaloff, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, George Plimpton, and Maximilian Schell, and an invitation to a croquet party from Willem and Elaine De Kooning, Sander, Nancy Ward, and Franz Kline.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-1969 (Box 1, 4; 9 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-1975 (Box 1; 28 folders)

Series 3: Diaries, 1931-1973 (Box 1; 11 folders)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1953-1974, undated (Box 2; 4 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1951-1960, undated (Box 2; 8 folders)

Series 6: Art Work, circa 1930s-1970s (Box 2, 4; 18 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1910-1973, undated (Box 2, 4; 34 folders)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1926-1975, undated (Box 2-5; 30 folders)
Biographical Note:
American painter Ludwig Sander was born on July 18, 1906 in Staten Island, New York. After independent studies with Boardman Robinson and Alexander Archipenko, he attended the Art Students' League from 1928 to 1930. From 1931 to 1932, Sander studied art in Paris and with Hans Hofmann in Munich. While in Europe, he befriended many other artists including Balcomb Greene, Reuben Nakian, and Vaclav Vytlacil.

After Army service from 1942 to 1945, Sander returned to school, earning a B.A. in Art History from New York University in 1952. He taught at various schools including the Art Students' League, the School of Visual Art, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a charter member of The Club, a postwar group of New York artists famous for its polemic discussions.

From 1959, Sander regularly exhibited his art work and had solo exhibitions at prominent galleries including the Leo Castelli Gallery, Kootz Gallery, and the Knoedler Gallery. His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Ludwig Sander died July 3, 1975 in New York City.
Separated Materials:
Also available at the Archives of American Art are materials lent for microfilming (reel 32) consisting of printed material including catalogs and announcements, a biography, and reviews and articles by and about Sander, including excerpts from Sander's column in Saturday Review. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Ludwig Sander loaned printed material for microfilming in 1970. The Ludwig Sander papers were donated by the artist's widow, Kate Sander, in 1975.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sandludw
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1, 4; 9 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1969
Scope and Contents note:
Biographical material primarily consists of army records documenting Sander's service during World War II. School records reflect his studies in Europe and at New York University, and include a student identity card signed by Hans Hofmann. Also included are curriculum vitae and passports.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sandludw, Series 1
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 28 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1975
Scope and Contents note:
Chronological correspondence primarily consists of letters from Sanders to his mother during his army service, and letters from his colleagues discussing exhibitions and other art-related activities. Correspondents include Clement Greenberg, Philip Guston, Yvonne Hagen, Gottfried Honegger, Sam Kootz, and Vaclav Vytlacil. There are single letters from Georgi Daskaloff, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, George Plimpton, and Maximilian Schell, and an invitation to a croquet party from Willem and Elaine De Kooning, Sander, Nancy Ward, and Franz Kline.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sandludw, Series 2
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Diaries

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 11 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1973
Scope and Contents note:
Eighteen diaries contain very brief annotations describing daily activities. There are two diaries each for years 1961, 1962, and 1964. Four of the diaries also contain listings of addresses.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sandludw, Series 3
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Personal Business Records

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 2; 4 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1974, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Personal Business Records consist of leases for lofts in New York and contracts for teaching and for recorded interviews. There are also miscellaneous receipts, primarily for art supplies and travel expenses.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sandludw, Series 4
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Notes and Writings

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 2; 8 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1960, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Notes consist of address books and lists. Writings include typescripts about Vermeer and an artist's statement by Sander and typescripts about Sander by others.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sandludw, Series 5
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Art Work

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 2, 4; 18 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s-1970s
Scope and Contents note:
Art work consists primarily of sketchbooks, at least two of which are from his European travels. The majority of the illustrations were made for Encore magazine.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sandludw, Series 6
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 2, 4; 34 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1973, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Sander include one with his mother and several with his Army company. Photographs of exhibition openings include James Brooks, Clement Greenberg, Conrad Marca-Relli, Esteban Vicente, and Hugo Weber. Photographs of Sander with colleagues include Leo Castelli, Elaine De Kooning, Willem De Kooning, and Harold Rosenberg. This subseries sometimes includes related photographs of their surroundings from the same roll of film. There are also miscellaneous travel photographs.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sandludw, Series 7
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 2-5; 30 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1975, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sandludw, Series 8
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Curriculum Vitae

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Passports

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2-3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1964
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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School Records

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1952
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Army Records

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5-8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1950
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Membership Cards

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Oversized Training Certificate

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chronological Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10-37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1975
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Diaries

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 38-43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1964
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Diaries

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 44-48
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1973
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leases

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Contracts

Collection Creator:
Sander, Ludwig, 1906-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1974
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Ludwig Sander 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:
Ludwig Sander papers, 1910-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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