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Creator:
Jacobson, Marcus 1930-2001  Search this
Subject:
Gu, Wenda 1955-  Search this
York University (Toronto, Ont.) Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
4 letter : hand written
1 manuscript : hand written
1 exhibition catalog : includes essays and photographs
1 exhibition post card : black and white 11 x 35 cm
2 photograph : color 20 x 25 cm
Type:
Chromogenic color prints
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Correspondence
Place:
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
China
Date:
1986
1986-1988
20th century
Notes:
Dr. Marcus Jacobson biographical note
Gift of Ruth A. Kurzbauer-Jacobson.
Organization:
Organized by document type: correspondence, notes, catalog, photographs
Summary:
This collection was created and collected by the late Dr. Marcus Jacobson. It consists of materials relating to contemporary Chinese artist Gu Wenda, whom Dr. Jacobson supported in Gu's early days (mid-1980s) by purchasing works and trying to interest fellow US and Canadian academics (Dr. Jacobson was a well-known neuroscientist) in Gu's works. This collection includes an original catalogue of Gu's first exhibition in North America at York University in Toronto to which Marcus contributed. Along with a few other items of similar nature including: correspondence from Gu to Dr. Jacobson, a letter from Dr. Jacobson to his art colleagues, and 2 photographs of Gu.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Local number:
FSA A2009.05
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_288128