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Collection Creator:
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
0.4 Linear feet (Box 1)
Archival materials
circa 1916-1983
Scope and Contents note:
This series includes letters written to William Gropper from 1916 until 1977, including some photocopies. Very few of William Gropper's responses are in this collection, which are mostly undated. There is also correspondence written by and to Sophie Gropper from 1980 to 1983. Notable correspondents include Louis Lozowick, Frank Crowninshield, Raphael Soyer, Robert Henri, and Frank Alvah Parsons. There are many letters from Ben Horowitz with the Heritage Gallery, which sold Gropper's art. Additionally, there are letters concerning William Gropper's participation in the Works Progress Administration. Correspondence from 1935 documents Gropper's contributions to Vanity Fair magazine before it ceased publication in 1936. Correspondence after Gropper's death is between his widow, Sophie Gropper and various museums, galleries, and publishers. See Appendix for a list of selected correspondents from Series 5
Arrangement note:
Correspondence is arranged chronogically.
Appendix: Selected Correspondents from Series 5:
Although this index is not comprehensive, an effort has been made to highlight the major artists, museums and galleries with which William and Sophie Gropper corresponded. Angelo, Emidio (artist): 1971; 1972 Ballot, Adele ( -- Vanity Fair -- magazine): 1935 Barr, Alfred H. Jr. (The Museum of Modern Art): 1936 Bliven, Bruce ( -- The New Republic -- ): 1936 Broadley, Hugh (Phoenix Art Museum): 1968 Bromfield, Innes ( -- Vanity Fair -- magazine): 1935 Butler, Joseph G. (Butler Institute of American Art): 1969 Cody, Bruce (Wisconsin State University): 1970 Conacher, Don (Galerie de Tours; Conacher Galleries): 1964; 1966; 1968 Constable, W. G. (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston): 1941 Crowninshield, Frank ( -- Vanity Fair -- magazine): 1935; 1936 Dewitt, John (Department of the Interior): 1971 Doty, Robert M. (Whitney Museum of American Art): 1969 Dows, Olin (United States Treasury Department): 1936 Dreiser, Theodore (artist): 1934 Ealand, Maria (Federal Works Agency- Public Buildings Administration): 1939; 1940 Eastman, Crystal (The Liberator): 1919 Foley, Martha ( -- Story -- magazine): 1936 Force, Juliana (The Whitney Museum of American Art): 1939 Garson, Inez (Cornell University): 1964 Gibbs, Wolcott ( -- The New Yorker -- ): 1936 Gillette, Guy M. (United States Senator, Iowa): 1949 Gorney, Jay (ACA Galleries): 1975 Gould, Beatrice Blackman ( -- Ladies' Home Journal -- ): 1937 Gropper, Lance (grandson): 1969 Gross, Hilda (ACA Galleries): 1979 Harkavy, Susan (ACA Galleries): 1981 Hayes, Bartlett H. Jr. (Addison Gallery): 1964 Heintzelman, Arthur W. (Boston Public Library): 1953 Henri, Robert (artist): 1921 Hinchman, R. L. (Lord and Thomas Advertising): 1935 Hirsch, Joseph (National Academy of Design): 1972; 1973 Horowitz, Ben (Heritage Gallery): 1968-1976; 1982; undated Hyman, Linda (ACA Galleries): 1981 Kainen, Jacob (National Collection of Fine Arts): 1969 Korn, Gail (Whitney Museum of American Art): 1967 Lamson, James Q. (Ohio University): 1973 Lerner, Abram (Hirshhorn Museum, New York): 1972 Lewis, John L. (United Mine Workers of America): 1936 Lozowick, Louis (artist): 1970-1973; undated Malawer, Lisa (ACA Galleries): 1982 Mannes, Marya ( -- Vogue -- magazine): 1936 Meador, Philip L. (Galerie de Tours): 1964 McCabe, Cynthia (Hirshhorn Museum, New York): 1972 McGuire, Harry ( -- Ringmaster -- magazine): 1936 McLouth, Mildred (Berkeley Art Museum): 1931 Minnigerode, C. Powell (Corcoran Gallery of Art): 1943 Newman, Dorothy (M. H. DeYoung Memorial Museum) O'Conner, Francis V. (NCFA, Smithsonian Institution): 1970 Owen, William B. (United States Treasury Department): 1937 Palmer, William C. (Mural Painters Society): 1936 Parsons, Frank Alvah (New York School of Fine and Applied Art): 1916 Rhodes, Reilly P. (Canton Art Institute): 1971; 1972 Rogerson, Ann S. (Montclair Art Museum): 1969 Rowan, Edward B. (United States Treasury Department): 1935; 1937; 1939; 1941 Saint-Gaudens, Homer (Carnegie Institute): 1947 Schmeckebler, Laurence (Syracuse University): 1964 Schoener, Allon (Jewish Museum, New York): 1966 Sharkey, Alice (United States Treasury Department): 1936 Singer, Clyde (Butler Institute of American Art): 1973 Soby, James Thrall (The Museum of Modern Art): 1964 SoRelle, Jane (ACA Gallery, Rome): 1964 Soyer, Raphael (artist): 1947; 1970 Taylor, Francis Henry (The Museum of Modern Art): 1942 Tolley, William P. (Syracuse University): 1968 United States Treasury Department: 1935 Vanity Fair -- magazine: 1935 Valeska, S. (Valeska Art Studios): 1966 Watson, Forbes (United States Treasury Department): 1936; 1942 Winser, Beatrice (Newark Museum): 1935 Yasko, Karel (Public Buildings Service): 1969; 1971; 1977; undated Young, Art (artist): 1934
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Collection Citation:
William Gropper papers, 1916-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
AAA.gropwill, Series 5
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art