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Elmer Livingston MacRae [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Subject:
MacRae, Elmer Livingston  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Knee length  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0025516
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Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Seascape

Artist:
Elmer Livingston MacRae, American, b. New York City, 1875–1953  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Dimensions:
6 3/16 x 7 in. (15.6 x 17.7 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1909
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3089
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Seated Woman in Pink

Artist:
Elmer Livingston MacRae, American, b. New York City, 1875–1953  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on linen
Dimensions:
11 X 13 IN. (27.9 X 32.9 CM.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1902
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3097
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Clarissa

Artist:
Elmer Livingston MacRae, American, b. New York City, 1875–1953  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
10 15/16 x 8 7/16 in. (27.8 x 21.4 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1909
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3100
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Constant

Artist:
Elmer Livingston MacRae, American, b. New York City, 1875–1953  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
10 15/16 x 8 3/8 in. (27.8 x 21.4 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1907
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3104
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Hollyhocks

Artist:
Elmer Livingston MacRae, American, b. New York City, 1875–1953  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 X 24 IN. (81.3 X 61.0 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1914
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3107
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Seated Woman

Artist:
Elmer Livingston MacRae, American, b. New York City, 1875–1953  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Dimensions:
18 x 14 in. (45.8 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1911
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3095
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Trees-View From A Porch

Artist:
Elmer Livingston MacRae, American, b. New York City, 1875–1953  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Dimensions:
13 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (35.2 x 25.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(n.d.)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3106
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Elmer Livingston MacRae papers related to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors

Creator:
MacRae, Elmer Livingston, 1875-1953  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1899-circa 2013
bulk 1912-1916
Summary:
The Elmer Livingston MacRae papers related to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, Inc., (AAPS) measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1899 to circa 2013, with the bulk of the material dating from 1912-1916. Elmer Livingston MacRae served as Treasurer of the AAPS when the association organized the International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as the Armory Show of 1913. The bulk of this collection concerns MacRae's involvement with the AAPS and the Armory Show and includes administrative files, correspondence, exhibition files, financial records, printed materials, and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The Elmer Livingston MacRae papers related to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, Inc., (AAPS) measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1899 to circa 2013, with the bulk of the material dating from 1912-1916. Elmer Livingston MacRae served as Treasurer of the AAPS when the association organized the International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as the Armory Show of 1913. The bulk of this collection concerns MacRae's involvement with the AAPS and the Armory Show and includes administrative files, correspondence, exhibition files, financial records, printed materials, and artifacts.

Biographical material includes an old collection inventory from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, two annotated appointment books, and a small handbook with notes.

Correspondence consists of letters addressed to Elmer MacRae from AAPS members such as Arthur B. Davies, Walt Kuhn, and Walter Pach, as well as other various artists, dealers, lenders, and buyers. Most letters concern AAPS business and organizing the Armory Show.

AAPS administration records include the organization's constitution, letterhead, meeting minutes, a report, and a membership list.

The Armory Show exhibition tour files consist of materials related to openings in Chicago and Boston. Materials include lists that track sales of tickets and pamphlets, insurance lists, a contract, an art inventory, and other items.

Financial records consist of AAPS and exhibition expenses in the form of sales lists of artwork, payroll information, shipping and transportation invoices, bills, rescinded dues, cashiers' journals, ledgers, a receipt book, and a checkbook.

Printed material includes copies of Armory Show exhibition catalogs, AAPS pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, clippings, postcards, and a poster.

Artifacts consist of AAPS memorabilia from the exhibition. There are button pins, calling cards, event invitations, mailing cards, signs, tickets, and other miscellany.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1899-1913, circa 1988 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1911-1915, 1958 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Administration Records, circa 1911-circa 1916 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Armory Show Tour Files, 1913 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 5: Financial Records, 1912-1916 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1911-1959 (0.6 linear feet; Box 2, OV 4-5)

Series 7: Artifacts, 1913, circa 2013 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Elmer MacRae (1875-1953) was a New York and Connecticut-based painter and served as treasurer of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors when the association organized the 1913 Armory Show.

Elmer Livingston MacRae was born in New York City in 1875. In the late 1890s, MacRae summered in an artist's community in Cos Cob, Connecticut, where he met his wife Emma Constant Holley. He moved full time to Cos Cob in 1899. MacRae became active in the Pastellists group. He was affiliated with the Macbeth and Madison Galleries in New York, where he was on friendly terms with fellow painters Jerome Myers and Walt Kuhn. In 1911, MacRae became a member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS), Inc. From 1912 to 1916, MacRae served as Treasurer of the AAPS, the organization which organized the seminal 1913 Armory Show exhibition of modern American and European art. Formally titled the International Exhibition of Modern Art, the exhibition introduced many Americans to modern art for the first time. The Armory Show began at New York City's 69th Street Armory, then continued on to the Art Institute of Chicago, and Boston's Copley Society of Art. The latter venue did not include the American art due to space constraints.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Walt Kuhn, Walt Kuhn family papers and Armory Show records as well as the Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers.
Provenance:
The Elmer Livingston MacRae papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
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.
Rights:
The Elmer Livingston MacRae papers related to the American Association of Painters and Sculptors 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 -- Connecticut  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- societies, etc  Search this
Citation:
Elmer Livingston MacRae papers related to the American Association of Painters and Sculptors, 1899-circa 2013, bulk 1912-1916. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.macrelme
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Elmer Livingston MacRae papers related to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, 1899-circa 2013, bulk 1912-1916

Creator:
MacRae, Elmer Livingston, 1875-1953  Search this
Subject:
Pach, Walter  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9534
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211733
AAA_collcode_macrelme
Theme:
Diaries
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211733
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Two photographs of Elmer L. MacRae

Subject:
MacRae, Elmer Livingston  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1893-1894
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2902
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Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892-1953
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Archives of American Art
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Elmer Livingston MacRae: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
MacRae, Elmer Livingston 1875-1953  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001875
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Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_140445

Armory Show poster

Subject:
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1913
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19874
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MacRae, Elmer Livingston

Collection Creator:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art  Search this
Container:
Box 89, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Carnegie Institute Museum of Art 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:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers

Creator:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show 50th anniversary exhibition (1963 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Greenwich Historical Society (Greenwich, Conn.)  Search this
Brown, Milton Wolf (Milton Wolf), 1911-1998  Search this
MacRae, Elmer Livingston, 1875-1953  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1959-2012
bulk 1960-1975
Summary:
The Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1959 to 2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 1975. The papers relate to Joseph Hirshhorn's acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers, as well as their subsequent use in the 50th anniversary exhibition of the Armory Show and for Milton Brown's book, The Story of the Armory Show. The collection includes correspondence, exhibition files, loan forms, rights and reproductions forms, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1959 to 2012, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 1975. The papers relate to Joseph Hirshhorn's acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers, as well as their subsequent use in 50th anniversary exhibitions of the Armory Show and for Milton Brown's book, The Story of the Armory Show. The collection includes correspondence, exhibition files, loan forms, rights and reproductions forms, and photographs.

The first series relates to documentation of the acquisition of the Elmer MacRae papers from the Historical Society in Greenwich, Connecticut, multiple copies of an item level inventory of the collection, and correspondence with researchers.

The Armory Show retrospective exhibitions and publications files consist of correspondence, photograph reproductions requests, and photographs. As the title suggests, the material in this series relates to later exhibitions on the Armory Show such as the 50th Anniversary celebration in New York, as well as Milton Brown's book The Story of the Armory Show. There are also loan requests for artifacts from the Armory Show for display in other exhibitions.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Acquisition of Elmer MacRae papers, 1959-2000 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Armory Show Retrospective Exhibitions and Publications, 1962-2012 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
Biographical / Historical:
Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981) was an art collector and founding donor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Elmer Livingston MacRae was a painter and member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS) who served as treasurer of the International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as the 1913 Armory Show, which introduced modern European painting and sculpture to the American public. Hirshhorn acquired the Elmer MacRae papers from the Historical Society of the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1961 because the collection contained documentation of the 1913 Armory Show.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Walt Kuhn, Walt Kuhn family papers and Armory Show records as well as Elmer Livingston MacRae papers on the Association of American Painters and Sculptors.
Provenance:
The Joseph H. Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers were gifted to the Archives of American Art in 2016 from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Rights:
The Joseph H. Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae 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
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers, 1959-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hirsjosm
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Joseph Hirshhorn papers regarding the Elmer MacRae papers, 1959-2012, bulk 1960-1975

Creator:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H., 1899-1981  Search this
Subject:
MacRae, Elmer Livingston  Search this
Brown, Milton Wolf  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Greenwich Historical Society (Greenwich, Conn.)  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show 50th anniversary exhibition  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17372
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)381414
AAA_collcode_hirsjosm
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_381414
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Elmer L. Mac Rae

Subject:
MacRae, Elmer Livingston  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1893
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2255
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1913 Armory Show, 50th anniversary exhibition records, 1962-1963
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Archives of American Art
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Condors And Seagulls

Artist:
Elmer Livingston MacRae, American, b. New York City, 1875–1953  Search this
Medium:
Oil on carved wood plaque
Dimensions:
38 7/8 X 16 1/16 X 1 3/8 IN. (130.9 X 40.8 X 3.4 CM.)
Type:
Sculpture/relief
Date:
1932
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3091
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View From Carnegie Hall

Artist:
Elmer Livingston MacRae, American, b. New York City, 1875–1953  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
36 X 48 IN. (91.5 X 121.9 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1911
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3093
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Joseph Trovato letter to Abram Lerner

Creator:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Lerner, Abram, 1913-2007  Search this
Subject:
MacRae, Elmer Livingston  Search this
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation  Search this
Armory Show 50th anniversary exhibition  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1962 April 9
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19664
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