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Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf letters from artists, 1917-1969

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Jagendorf, M.A. (Moritz Adolph), 1888-1981  Search this
Jagendorf, Sophie  Search this
Becker, M. L.  Search this
Benton, Rita P.  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Boggs, Ralph Steele  Search this
Fornaro, Carlo de  Search this
Ipcar, Dahlov  Search this
Hartman, C. Bertram  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Seeger, Pete  Search this
Starkie, Walter  Search this
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Tolgian, Manuel  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Wright, Willard  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Letters to Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf from artists including 111 letters from Stanton MacDonald-Wright, 1917-1969; four letters from Carlo De Fornaro, 1937-1938; three letters each from Joseph Stella, 1934-1938, Manuel Tolgian, 1935-1938; two letters each from Rita Benton, 1960-1963, Walter Starkie, 1968, Max Weber, 1930-1932 and Willard Wright (Stanton's brother), 1917; one letter each from M. L. Becker, (possibly May Lamberton Becker), undated, Thomas Hart Benton, 1933, Ralph Steele Boggs, 1966, Bertram Hartman, 1930, Pete Seeger, 1967. Also included are photocopies of several letters from William and Marguerite Zorach and their daughter Dahlov Ipcar, 1965-1967. The letters concern exhibitions, museums, galleries, works of art and other artists.
Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf letters from artists, 1917-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Moritz Jagendorf (1888-1981) was a dentist who treated artists in New York, New York. Clients included Joseph Stella, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, William and Marguerite Zorach, Thomas Hart Benton, among others. Jagendorf became friendly with the artists and bought their artwork or received it in lieu of dental bills.
Language Note:
English .
Donated 2016 by Andre Jagendorf, Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf's son.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art