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Warner, Keith, 1895-1959  Search this
Russell, Morgan  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Rosenburg, Paul  Search this
Dorcely, Roland  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
"291" (Gallery)  Search this
American Place (Gallery)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Illustrated letters
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 3 series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1940-1963 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1-2) Series 2: Collecting Files, circa 1940-1975 (12 folders; Box 2, OV 3) Series 3: Artwork, circa 1945-circa 1965 (2 folders; Box 2)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of American art collector Keith Warner measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1935 to 1975. Correspondence, collecting files, and artwork detail Warner's role as a collector of art in the mid-twentieth century. Present in the collection are materials related to Alexander Calder, Roland Dorcely, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Piet Mondrian, Alfred Stieglitz, and Max Weber.
Keith Warner papers, 1935-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection was digitized in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages and duplicates have not been scanned.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Keith Warner (1895-1959) was an American art collector. Warner was born and lived in Gloversville, New York, and maintained a manufacturing business that took him to New York City intermittently. Warner began collecting Chinese porcelains after World War I, and a few years later his interest shifted to American abstract painting. Warner retired from business in 1944. His collection was sold gradually after his death, mostly to private collectors, though some works are in museums in the United States and Japan.
Language Note:
Collection is in English and French.
The Keith Warner papers were donated in 1992 by Edna K. Allen, wife of Keith Warner.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Keith Warner in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,255 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State)  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Haiti  Search this
Art, Abstract -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
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Archives of American Art