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Isabella Stewart Gardner papers

Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Names:
Duveen Brothers  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Wildenstein Galleries  Search this
Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922  Search this
Adams, Brooks  Search this
Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910  Search this
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907  Search this
Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873  Search this
Agostini, Luigi  Search this
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907  Search this
Andrew, A. Piatt (Abram Piatt), 1873-1936  Search this
Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich, 1879-1973  Search this
Arliss, George, 1868-1946  Search this
Aïdé, Hamilton, 1826-1906  Search this
Balch, Anne L.  Search this
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Barnes, Grace Edith  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Berenson, Mary, 1864-  Search this
Bigelow, William Sturgis, 1850-1926  Search this
Blake, William P. (William Phipps), 1826-1910  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Bode, Wilhelm von, 1845-1929  Search this
Brimmer, Martin, 1829-1896  Search this
Brown, J. Appleton, 1844-  Search this
Bunker, Dennis Miller, 1861-1890  Search this
Burroughs, Bryson, 1869-1934  Search this
Byard, Theodore  Search this
Carter, Morris, 1877-  Search this
Chalfin, Paul, 1874-  Search this
Chapman, Conrad Wise, 1842-1910  Search this
Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933  Search this
Collins, Alfred Quinton, d. 1903  Search this
Cook, Walter W. S. (Walter William Spencer), 1888-1962  Search this
Coolidge, Archibald Cary, 1866-1928  Search this
Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson, 1831-1920  Search this
Copeland, Charles Townsend, 1860-1952  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942  Search this
Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909  Search this
Crosby, Raymond Moreau, 1876-1945  Search this
Cross, Sally  Search this
Curtis, Ralph W. (Ralph Wormeley), 1854-1922  Search this
Cushing, Howard Gardiner, 1869-1916  Search this
Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876  Search this
Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950  Search this
Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916  Search this
De Wolfe, Elsie, 1865-1950  Search this
Dexter, Mary  Search this
Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935  Search this
Donoghue, John, 1853-1903  Search this
Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956  Search this
Dwight, J. S.  Search this
Dwight, Theodore F.  Search this
Dyer, Louis, 1851-1908  Search this
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926  Search this
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Faure, Gabriel, b. 1877  Search this
Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934  Search this
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936  Search this
Gardner, John Lowell  Search this
Gardner, William Amory  Search this
Gaugengigl, I. M. (Ignaz Marcel), 1855-1932  Search this
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909  Search this
Gimpel, René  Search this
Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902  Search this
Gordon, Leon, 1884-1960  Search this
Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932  Search this
Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920  Search this
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909  Search this
Hale, Mary  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, Mrs  Search this
Hammond, Richard P., 1896-  Search this
Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955  Search this
Hazelton, George C.  Search this
Helleu, Paul, 1859-1927  Search this
Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919  Search this
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911  Search this
Hinckley, Robert C., 1853-1941  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966  Search this
Hooper, Edward W.  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908  Search this
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910  Search this
Huntington, Archer M., 1870-1955  Search this
Indy, Vincent d', 1851-1931  Search this
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905  Search this
Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
Kittredge, William  Search this
Kronberg, Louis, 1872-1965  Search this
Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni︠a︡zʹ, 1842-1921  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939  Search this
Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), 1860-1942  Search this
Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895  Search this
Loring, Charles Greely, 1828-1902  Search this
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891  Search this
MacKnight, Dodge, 1860-1950  Search this
Macomber, Mary L. (Mary Lizzie), 1861-1916  Search this
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953  Search this
McComas, Francis John, 1874-1938  Search this
Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914  Search this
Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909  Search this
Monteux, Pierre, 1875-1964  Search this
Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916  Search this
Murray, Gilbert  Search this
Norton, Andrews, 1786-1853  Search this
Norton, Lily  Search this
Norton, Richard  Search this
O'Connell, William, 1859-1944  Search this
Okakura, Kakuzō, 1862-1913  Search this
Okakura, Kakuzō, 1862-1913  Search this
Oliver, Jean Nutting, d. 1946  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930  Search this
Pater, Walter, 1839-1894  Search this
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Pennington, Harper, 1854 or 5-1920  Search this
Perry, Lilla Cabot  Search this
Pickering, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1846-1919  Search this
Pitman, Sophia L., 1855-1943  Search this
Prichard, Matthew Stewart  Search this
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929  Search this
Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945  Search this
Roberts, Elizabeth Wentworth, 1871-1927  Search this
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935  Search this
Rothenstein, Will  Search this
Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917  Search this
Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Sears, Sarah C., 1858-1935  Search this
Slade, C. Arnold (Caleb Arnold), 1882-1961  Search this
Slade, Irene  Search this
Sleeper, Henry Davis, 1878-1934  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915  Search this
Smith, George Warren  Search this
Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950  Search this
Spaulding, Albert C. (Albert Clanton), 1914-1990  Search this
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Stillman, William James, 1828-1901  Search this
Story, Julian, 1857-1919  Search this
Story, Waldo, 1855-1915  Search this
Swift, Henry & Mary Coffin  Search this
Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893  Search this
Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928  Search this
Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923  Search this
Tiffany, Mary A. (Mary Adeline)  Search this
Van Rensselaer, Schuyler, Mrs., 1851-1934  Search this
Wadsworth, Adelaide E., 1844-1928  Search this
Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897  Search this
Ward, Humphry, Mrs., 1851-1920  Search this
Warren, Fiske, Mrs  Search this
Wheelwright, Edmund March, 1854-1912  Search this
White, Margaret  Search this
Whitman, Sarah  Search this
Wister, Owen, 1860-1938  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Zogbaum, Rufus Fairchild, 1849-1925  Search this
Zorn, Anders, 1860-1920  Search this
Zorn, Anders, Mrs  Search this
Extent:
40 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1760-1956
Scope and Contents:
Letters, business records, diary, and photographs.
REEL 380-413: Primarily correspondence, mostly Gardner's own, but including family correspondence and Gardner Museum correspondence. Also included are misc. items and printed material. Correspondents include: Edwin Austin Abbey, Lyman Abbott, Brooks Adams, Alexander Agassiz, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, Luigi Agostini, Hamilton Aide, Thomas B. Aldrich, Abram P. Andrew, Boris Anisfeld, George Arliss, Anne L. Balch, George G. Barnard, Grace Edith Barnes, Cecilia Beaux, Martin Birnbaum, William Sturgis Bigelow, William Phipps Blake, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Wilhelm von Bode, Martin Brimmer, J. Appleton Brown, Dennis Miller Bunker, Bryson Burroughs, Theodore Byard, Morris Carter, Paul Chalfin, Conrad Chapman, John Jay Chapman, Alfred Q. Collins,
Frederick Shepard Converse, Walter William Spencer Cook, Archibald Cary Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Charles Townsend Copeland, Kenyon Cox, Ralph Adams Cram, Francis Marion Crawford, Raymond Crosby, Sally Cross, Ralph W. Curtis, Howard G. Cushing, Charlotte Cushman, Walter Damrosch, Richard Harding Davis, Elsie De Wolfe, Mary Dexter, Nathan H. Dole, John Donoghue, Ruth Draper, Duveen Brothers, J. S. Dwight, Theodore F. Dwight, Louis Dyer, Charles W. Eliot, Barry Faulkner, Gabriel Faure, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Daniel Chester French, Helen C. Frick, Roger E. Fry, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, John Lowell Gardner, William Amory Gardner, I. M. Gaugengigl, Richard Watson Gilder, Rene Gimpel, Edwin L. Godkin, Leon Gordon, Lady Augusta Gregory, Louise I. Guiney, Edward E. Hale,
Mary (Mrs. Richard Walden) Hale, Philip Leslie Hale, Mrs. Philip Hale, Richard Hammond, Walter Hampden, George C. Hazelton, Paul Helleu, Henry Lee Higginson, Thomas W. Higginson, Robert Hinckley, Malvina Hoffman, Edward W. Hooper, Harriet Hosmer, Julia W. Howe, Archer M. Huntington, Vincent d'Indy, Henry Irving, August F. Jaccaci, Clarence King, William Kittredge, Louis Kronberg, Petr A. Kropotkin, Anna C. Ladd, John La Farge, Charles Rollinson Lamb, Charles Lanman, Charles G. Loring, James R. Lowell, Dodge Macknight, Mary L. Macomber, Richard Mansfield, Paul Manship, Frank J. Mather, Francis John McComas, Nellie Melba, Francis Davis Millet, S. Weir Mitchell, Helena Modjeska, Pierre Monteux, John S. Mosby, Gilbert Murray,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Andrews Norton, Lily Norton, Richard Norton, William O'Connell, Kazuzo Okakura, Jean N. Oliver, William O. Partridge, Walter Pater, Anna Pavlova, Waldo Peirce, Joseph Pennell, Harper Pennington, Lilla Cabot Perry, Edward C. Pickering, Sophia L. Pitman, Matthew Stewart Prichard, John Quinn, Robert Reid, Amelie Rives, Elizabeth W. Roberts, Auguste Rodin, Denman Ross, Will Rothenstein, Lillian Russell, Paul J. Sachs, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Ruth St. Denis, Franklin B. Sanborn, Charles Sprague Sargent, John Singer Sargent, J.M. Sears, C. Arnold Slade, Irene Slade, Henry Davis Sleeper, F. Hopkinson Smith, George Warren Smith, Joseph L. Smith, Albert Spaulding, Maurice Sterne, William James Stillman, Julian Story, Thomas W. Story, Henry Swift,
John Addington Symonds, Ellen Terry, Celia Thaxter, Abbott H. Thayer, William R. Thayer, Mary A. Tiffany, Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Adelaide E. Wadsworth, Francis Amasa Walker, Mrs. Humphry Ward, Mrs. Fiske Warren, Edmund March Wheelwright, James McNeill Whistler, Margaret White, Sara de Prix Wyman Whitman, Wildenstein Galleries, Owen Wister, Charles H. Woodbury, Rufus F. Zogbaum, Anders Zorn, Mrs. Anders Zorn, and others.
REELS 631-632: Personal papers of Gardner and some records of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum including dealers' files containing invoices, notes, cancelled checks, and letters; a record book, "Prices Paid for Paintings," 1917; a record book, "Prices Paid for Works of Art"; 118 installation photographs of the museum as arranged by Gardner, 1924; a diary kept in Egypt, 1874, with sketches; a diary kept in Shanghai and India, 1883-1884; "Directions for my funeral," 1912; and "Suggestions for Running a Museum," 1913.
REELS 696-698: Letters from Bernard Berenson to Gardner, 1887-1924. Letters contain references to literary topics, Berenson's impressions of Europe, various paintings and artists, advice to Gardner on the purchase of paintings and information on their sale.
REEL 846: Checklist of Gardner's letters to Bernard and Mary Berenson, 1894-1924; typescripts of personal and official correspondence (originals found on AAA microfilm reels 696-698), 1887-1924.
Biographical / Historical:
Art patron, collector, and museum founder; Boston, Mass. Immediately after graduation from Harvard, Bernard Berenson was hired by Gardner to travel throughout Italy collecting Italian Renaissance art for her recreated Venetian palazzo in Boston. She established her palazzo as a museum of fine European art with stipulations that after her death none of the exhibited works was to be moved or rearranged, but left as she had designed during her lifetime.
Provenance:
Microfilm lent by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for duplicating, 1972-1975.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art patrons -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Renaissance -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Italian -- Italy -- Venice  Search this
Painting, Renaissance  Search this
Sculpture, Renaissance  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.gardisab
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gardisab

Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
International Exhibition of Modern Art  Search this
Kit Kat Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda, 1911-  Search this
Kuhn, Vera, d. 1961  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Photographer:
Rainford, Percy  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
31 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Date:
1859-1984
bulk 1900-1949
Summary:
The Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records measure 31 linear feet and date from 1859 to 1984, with the bulk of material dating from 1900 to 1949. Papers contain records of the legendary Armory Show of 1913, also known as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, which introduced modern European painting and sculpture to the American public. Papers also contain records of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS), the artist-run organization that mounted the Armory Show; records of the New York artists' clubs the Kit Kat Club (founded 1881) and the Penguin Club (founded 1917); and the personal and family papers of New York artist Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), one of the primary organizers of the Armory Show.
Scope and Contents note:
The Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records measure 31 linear feet and date from 1859 to 1984, with the bulk of material dating from 1900 to 1949. Papers contain records of the legendary Armory Show of 1913, also known as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, which introduced modern European painting and sculpture to the American public. Papers also contain records of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS), the artist-run organization that mounted the Armory Show; records of the New York artists' clubs the Kit Kat Club (founded 1881) and the Penguin Club (founded 1917); and the personal and family papers of New York artist Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), one of the primary organizers of the Armory Show.

As Secretary for the AAPS, Kuhn retained the bulk of existing records of that organization and of the Armory Show. Minutes and correspondence make up most of the AAPS records (Series 2), as well as documents related to John Quinn's legal brief against a tariff on imported works of living artists. Armory Show Records (Series 1) include personal letters, voluminous business correspondence, a record book, miscellaneous notes, inventories and shipping records, two large scrapbooks, printed materials, a small number of photographs, and retrospective accounts of the show. The printed materials and photographs in Kit Kat Club and Penguin Club Records reflect Kuhn's deep involvement in those clubs.

The Walt Kuhn Family Papers (Series 4) contain records of his artwork, career, travels, personal and professional associations, family members, and work in vaudeville, film, and interior design. Notable among the family papers are illustrated letters and other cartoons; sketches, drawings, watercolors, and prints; candid letters from Walt to Vera Kuhn discussing art scene politics and personalities in New York, Paris, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florida, and the Midwest; general correspondence with artists, dealers, collectors, journalists, writers, models, and fans; notes in index card files containing biographical anecdotes of the Kuhns' many contacts; provenance files that document the origin and fate of Kuhn's paintings, sculptures, and prints; papers relating to Kuhn's exhibitions and his relationships with the Marie Harriman Gallery and Durand-Ruel Gallery; and photographs and drawings depicting Kuhn's early years in Munich, Germany and Fort Lee, New Jersey; trips to Nova Scotia, New England, the Western United States, and Europe; New York and summer studios, among other subjects.
Arrangement:
This collection has been arranged into 4 series, with multiple subseries in Series 1 and 4.

Series 1: Armory Show Records, 1912-1963 (Boxes 1-2, 27-31, 56, OV 36; 3.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS) Records, 1911-1914, undated (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Kit Kat Club and Penguin Club Records, 1909-1923, undated (Box 3, 32, 56, OVs 37-38; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Walt Kuhn Family Papers, 1859-1984, undated (Box 3-26, 32-35, 56-57, OVs 39-55, 58; 26.7 linear feet)

In general, documents are arranged chronologically, alphabetically, or by type of material. Copy negatives and copy prints made from documents in this collection have been filed separately from originals, in a folder marked "copy." Duplicates of original records made or obtained by the Kuhns have been filed separately as well.

Existing envelopes are filed in front of correspondence and enclosures directly after. Correspondence in the Armory Show Records and AAPS Records is arranged alphabetically, and correspondents are listed in the box inventory following series descriptions below.
Biographical/Historical note:
Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) was an etcher, lithographer, and watercolorist, as well as being a teacher, an advisor to art collectors, an organizer, and a promoter of modern art. He played a key role in the art scene of New York City in the early 20th century, and was among the small group that organized the infamous Armory Show of 1913, officially known as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, held at the 69th Regiment Armory building in New York City. After the Armory Show, Kuhn went on to a distinguished career as a painter. He was best known for his sober oil portraits of show people, clowns, acrobats, and circus performers, but was equally prolific in landscapes, still lifes, and figure and genre drawings.

Walt Kuhn was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1877. After a brief career as a bicycle shop owner in downtown Brooklyn, Kuhn traveled West in 1899 to San Francisco, CA and earned his living as a cartoonist for newspapers such as Wasp. After two years in California, he moved back East and then on to Europe to pursue further art training. He briefly attended the Académie Colarossi studio in Paris, but quickly moved to Munich where he joined the class of Heinrich von Zügel in the Royal Academy.

Kuhn returned to New York City in 1904 and took up an active role in the art scene there, participating in the Salmagundi Club and the Kit Kat Club, teaching at the New York School of Art, and cartooning for Life, Judge, Puck, and other publications. In 1910, he participated in an exhibition of Independent Artists on 35th St. with Robert Henri and met artist Arthur B. Davies.

In 1911, when the National Academy of Design opened their annual exhibition, Kuhn, Henry Fitch Taylor, Elmer MacRae, and Jerome Myers were exhibiting at Clara Potter Davidge's Madison Gallery. To these four young artists, the Academy exhibition was typically lackluster, and the attention it received was unwarranted. Sensing that they were not alone in their attitude, they decided to organize. They invited a dozen other artists to join them, thus forming the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS). The group elected Kuhn Secretary and Arthur B. Davies President, and with the help of attorney and art collector John Quinn, they incorporated and began raising funds for an independent exhibition the following year.

In September of 1912, at Davies' suggestion, Kuhn traveled to Cologne, Germany to view the Sonderbund Internationale Kunst-Austellung. There he saw presented, in overwhelming volume, the work of his European contemporaries and their modern antecedents, the post-impressionists. He immediately began selecting and securing artwork for the upcoming AAPS exhibition. Kuhn traveled through Germany, Holland, France, and England, visiting private collectors, dealers, and artists. In Paris, Kuhn was joined by Davies and American artist and art agent Walter Pach. Kuhn and Davies sailed for New York in November, leaving the details of European arrangements to Pach.

The resulting Armory Show exhibition opened in New York in February 1913, and a selection of the foreign works traveled to Chicago and Boston in March and April. It included approximately 1300 American and European works of art, arranged in the exhibition space to advance the notion that the roots of modernism could be seen in the works of the old masters, from which the dramatically new art of living artists had evolved. Savvy and sensational publicity, combined with strategic word-of-mouth, resulted in attendance figures over 200,000 and over $44 thousand in sales. The Armory Show had demonstrated that modern art had a place in the public taste, that there was a market for it and legitimate critical support as well.

During the first World War, Kuhn stayed in NY and was active in the Kit Kat Club, an artists' club founded in 1881, which provided its members with collective studio space, live models, exhibitions, and an annual costume ball. In 1917, Kuhn founded another group called the Penguin Club, which had similar objectives to the Kit Kat Club, but with Kuhn himself as the gatekeeper. In addition to exhibitions and costume balls, the Penguin Club held summer outings and stag dinners, and maintained collective studio and exhibition space on East 15th Street in Manhattan. Its members included Americans and European artists displaced by the war in Europe. In the 1920s, Kuhn expanded a few sketches he had written for Penguin Balls into full-blown vaudeville productions, some of which were incorporated into larger musical revues such as The Merry Go Round and The 49ers and traveled around the country. Kuhn's theater work continued until 1928, and his fascination with show business continued to influence him throughout his life.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Kuhn gradually achieved recognition for his artwork, with sales to private collectors and dealers including Edith Halpert, Merritt Cutler, Lillie Bliss, John Quinn, and Marie Harriman. Kuhn also promoted other young painters whose work he liked, including Otis Oldfield, Lily Emmet Cushing, John Laurent, Frank di Gioia, and the self-taught Vermont artist Patsy Santo. Sometimes artists would contact him by mail, asking for lessons or advice. His lengthy letters to students offer coaching in technique and subject matter, as well as in the overall problem of success in art.

In 1929, Kuhn moved into the 18th St. studio that he would keep until the end of his life. He kept a rack of costumes in the studio, mostly made by Vera Kuhn, and his models, many of them stage and circus performers, would come and sit for Kuhn's portraits. The same year his painting The White Clown was exhibited at the newly established Museum of Modern Art in New York, bringing intense publicity and sales interest. Around this time, Kuhn began to receive the support of collector Duncan Phillips and curator Juliana Force of the Whitney Museum of American Art, both of whom made purchases and consistently exhibited his work.

Marie Norton Whitney Harriman, second wife of railroad magnate and diplomat W. Averell Harriman, shared a professional liaison with Kuhn that would take many forms and last until his death. Soon after the success of The White Clown, Kuhn established a relationship with the Marie Harriman Gallery, where he participated in group and solo shows during the height of his career. Kuhn also traveled with the Harrimans to Europe in 1931, where the three visited important private collections and acquired many valuable modern paintings for the Harrimans. Their collection, so heavily influenced by Kuhn's ideas about art, would eventually go to the National Gallery of Art.

Kuhn was an artist who understood the art business and never shied away from it. For Kuhn, promoting the ideas and practitioners of a certain brand of modernism was an expression of both aesthetic ideology and pragmatic self-interest. His contribution to the public discourse on modernism situated his own work at the heart of art history and the marketplace. Regardless of his motivations, he was indisputably a key player at a pivotal time in American art, when academic art was riotoulsy overturned to make way for modernism. His paintings are now held in major museum collections around the country, where most of them arrived with bequests from the collectors Kuhn had cultivated so carefully in his lifetime.

Sources consulted for this biography include The Story of the Armory Show (1988) by Milton W. Brown, Walt Kuhn, Painter: His Life and Work (1978) by Philip Rhys Adams, and "Walt Kuhn" by Frank Getlein, in the 1967 catalog of the Kennedy Galleries, Inc.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Archives of American Art holds the papers of Walter Pach, the European representative of the Armory Show.
Provenance:
The Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records were loaned for microfilming and later donated to the Archives of American Art by Walt Kuhn's daughter Brenda Kuhn in several installments between 1962 and 1979. An additional accession of letters, photographs, and an artifact was purchased by the Archives in 2000. Another addition was donated by Terry DeLapp, Kuhn's dealer, in 2015.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Etchers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Watercolorists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Citation:
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kuhnwalt
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-kuhnwalt
Online Media:

Letter from John Quinn to Secretary of State of New York Edward Lazansky

Creator:
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Subject:
Quinn, John  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 June 21
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15392
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Walt Kuhn, John Quinn and others dressed for a Kit Kat Club or Penguin Club artist's ball

Subject:
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Kit Kat Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
after 1920
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15395
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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John Quinn, Walt Kuhn, and John Watson

Subject:
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Watson, John  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1913
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4205
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4205
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Foursome and Caddies

Subject:
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Adirondacks, N.Y.
Date:
ca. 1925
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4209
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Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995

Creator:
Zilczer, Judith, 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Coady, Robert J.  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew  Search this
Dawson, Manierre  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Linder, Richard  Search this
Munson, Gorham Bert  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Armory Show  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16243
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370463
AAA_collcode_zilcjudt
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370463

John Quinn ledgers, 1909-1924

Creator:
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Subject:
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Derain, André  Search this
Duchamp-Villon, Raymond  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Redon, Odilon  Search this
Renoir, Auguste  Search this
Schamberg, Morton L.  Search this
Severini, Gino  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Villon, Jacques  Search this
Vollard, Ambroise  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Durand-Ruel Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Photo-Secession Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tiffany Studios  Search this
Armory Show  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7242
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209391
AAA_collcode_quinjohl
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209391

Virginia Teague papers relating to the Armory Show

Creator:
Teague, Virginia Vanderbilt  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brandeis, Dunbar, & Nutter  Search this
Copley Society (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
United States. General Services Administration  Search this
Abbott, Holker  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Flanders, L.  Search this
Grimball, Elizabeth  Search this
Kuhn, Vera, d. 1961  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
McRae, Elmer  Search this
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Taylor, Henry Fitch, 1853-1925  Search this
Townsen, James  Search this
Warren, Edward  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1952
bulk 1913-1917
Scope and Contents:
Scattered records and papers compiled by Virginia Teague for the intended purpose of writing a history of the 1913 Armory Show, also known as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, organized by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS). The exhibition opened at the 69th Street Regiment, in New York City, in February 1913, and traveled to Chicago's Art Institute of Chicago, in March, and Boston's Copley Hall, in April. Included are scattered records of the AAPS; and correspondence; business records; and printed material.
Records of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors include meeting minutes, 1913-1915, with agendas, drafts and completed reports of proceedings, checklists of attendees, a hand-written statement by Walt Kuhn, signed by Arthur B. Davies and Elmer McRae, and a mimeograph copy of the AAPS Constitution.
Correspondence regarding the Armory show and the Copley Society is with Walt Kuhn, Arthur B. Davies, John Quinn, Holker Abbott, Edward Warren, L. Flanders, and the law firm of Brandeis, Dunbar & Nutter, and regards a disagreement over sharing revenue generated by the Armory Show exhibition. Additional correspondence is between Henry Fitch Taylor, George Luks, and James Townsen regarding a review published in American Art News; a March 27, 1917 letter from Art Alliance of America Secretary, Elizabeth Grimball, to Henry Fitch Taylor advocating "preparedness" for artists in the event of international hostilities; letters from Elmer MacRae and Vera Kuhn to Virginia Teague recalling the Armory Show, 1951; and letters from General Services Administration and the U.S. Treasury Department regarding customs records for the Armory Show, 1951-1952.
Business records include an exhibition contract and daily sales tallies from the Copley Society, which hosted the Boston venue at Copley Hall. Printed material includes clippings about the Armory Show.
Biographical / Historical:
Virginia Vanderbuilt Teague was an historian in New York, N.Y. and Vermont and was the wife of sculptor and painter R. Lewis Teague.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family and Armory Show records, which contain records of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors kept by Walt Kuhn, Secretary of AAPS.
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by Adam and Clover Bergmann, son and daughter of Rudolph Bergmann, Virginia Teague's friend. The papers were found in Bergmann's home after his death in 2009. Correspondence (January 1951) between Teague and Vera Kunn in the Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records in the Archives of American Art shed some light on Teague's intentions to compile a history of the Armory Show and contact she had with others to gather materials.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.teagvirg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-teagvirg

John Quinn ledgers

Creator:
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Durand-Ruel Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Photo-Secession Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tiffany Studios  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Derain, André, 1880-1954  Search this
Duchamp-Villon, Raymond, 1876-1918  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916  Search this
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919  Search this
Schamberg, Morton L., 1881-1918  Search this
Severini, Gino, 1883-1966  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Villon, Jacques, 1875-1963  Search this
Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes ((ca. 390 p. on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1909-1924
Scope and Contents:
Ledgers detailing the art purchases of John Quinn. Entries include the Association of American Painters and Sculptors listing purchases from the Armory Show, February to June 1913, of works by Cezanne, Renoir, Raymond Villon-Duchamp, Andre Derain, Jules Pascin, Odilon Redon, Walt Kuhn, Jacques Villon and others. Also entered are purchases from Alfred Stieglitz's Photo-Secession Gallery for paintings by Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Severini and Stanton Macdonald-Wright. Purchases from art dealers include M. Knoedler & Co. (for works by Morton Schamberg), Montross Gallery (for works by Arthur B. Davies, Maurice Pendergast, Walt Kuhn, Charles Sheeler, Max Weber), William Macbeth Gallery, Durand Ruel & Sons, and Ambroise Vollard.
Other entries of note include those for Jacob Epstein, one for Tiffany Studios detailing extensive refurbishing and refinishing of numerous items of furniture, and one for the Penguin Club enumerating the cost incurred for the installation of the VORTICIST EXHIBITION.
Biographical / Historical:
Art patron and lawyer; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1986 by Thomas F. Conroy, Quinn's nephew by marriage. Mr. Conroy intends to donate these papers to the New York Public Library where the John Quinn Memorial Collection is housed.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art patrons  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.quinjohl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-quinjohl

Judith Zilczer papers

Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Coady, Robert J., 1881-1921  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979  Search this
Dawson, Manierre, 1887-1969  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Linder, Richard  Search this
Munson, Gorham Bert, 1896-1969  Search this
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1910-1995
bulk 1973-1995
Summary:
The papers of curator, art historian, and author Judith Zilczer measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1910-1995, with the bulk of material dated 1973-1995. The papers contain project files and related correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, and printed material documenting her research as an independent art historian.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator, art historian, and author Judith Zilczer measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1910-1995, with the bulk of material dated 1973-1995. The papers contain project files and related correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, and printed material documenting her research as an independent art historian.

This collection documents the correspondence and research of Judith Zilczer pertaining to her doctoral dissertation, The Aftermath of the Armory Show, 1913-1918, where she examines the arguments of both artists and critics over the question of abstraction in art during the early period of the twentieth century. Research files include information on Sadakichi Hartmann, Thomas H. Benton, Manierre Dawson, Andrew Dasburg, John Quinn, Alfred Stieglitz, Michael Brenner, Robert J. Coady and Gorham Munson. Project files document Synchromism, the Forum Exhibit and the Hartley Symposium at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Richard Lindner Exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum. Written transcripts include "Robert J. Cody, Man of the Soil" and "Musical Analogy". Researchers should note that this collection does not include a copy of her doctoral thesis.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Project Files, 1910-1995 (Box 1; 21 folders)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1980s (Box 1; 3 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Judith Zilczer (1948-) was an art historian, author, and Curator Emerita of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. She organized more than two dozen exhibitions in her twenty-nine years at the museum, where she served as Historian, Curator of Paintings, and Acting Chief Curator. Her exhibition publications include Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection (1993), Richard Lindner: Paintings and Watercolors, 1948-1977 (1996), and Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900 (2005). A 1975 graduate of the doctoral program of the University of Delaware, she wrote her thesis on The Aftermath of the Armory Show 1913-1918. She has received numerous awards, including the 2006 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award of the Art Libraries Society of North America. Dr. Zilczer has written and lectured widely on modern and contemporary art and is a leading authority on the art of Willem de Kooning.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Paul Allen Reed conducted by Judith Zilczer, April 29, 1994.

Additionally, Papers relating to art commissioned for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1992-1998, donated by Judith Zilczer, can be found at Archives of American Art.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives in Washington, D.C. holds a large collection of Judith K. Zilczer Papers, 1975-2003.
Provenance:
Creator Judith Zilczer donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Authors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Judith Zilczer papers, 1910-1995, bulk 1973-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zilcjudt
See more items in:
Judith Zilczer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zilcjudt
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Virginia Teague papers relating to the Armory Show, 1913-1952, bulk bulk 1913-1917

Creator:
Teague, Virginia Vanderbilt  Search this
Subject:
Abbott, Holker  Search this
Taylor, Henry Fitch  Search this
McRae, Elmer  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Flanders, L.  Search this
Grimball, Elizabeth  Search this
Kuhn, Vera  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Townsen, James  Search this
Warren, Edward  Search this
Brandeis, Dunbar, & Nutter  Search this
United States  Search this
Copley Society  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15861
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)294185
AAA_collcode_teagvirg
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_294185

Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 March 13

Interviewee:
Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Subject:
Arensberg, Walter  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Gaylor, Wood  Search this
Gleizes, Albert  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Pascin, Jules  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13344
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212072
AAA_collcode_bouch63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212072

John Quinn memorial collection in the New York Public Library, 1901-1925

Creator:
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Subject:
Epstein, Jacob, Sir  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Pound, Ezra  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Society of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9569
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211770
AAA_collcode_quinjohn
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211770

Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956

Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Subject:
Abbott, Lyman  Search this
Adams, Brooks  Search this
Agassiz, Alexander  Search this
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary  Search this
Agassiz, Louis  Search this
Agostini, Luigi  Search this
Aïdé, Hamilton  Search this
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey  Search this
Andrew, A. Piatt (Abram Piatt)  Search this
Anisfeld, Boris Israelevich  Search this
Arliss, George  Search this
Balch, Anne L.  Search this
Barnard, George Grey  Search this
Barnes, Grace Edith  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Bigelow, William Sturgis  Search this
Okakura, Kakuzō  Search this
Blake, William P. (William Phipps)  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Bode, Wilhelm von  Search this
Brimmer, Martin  Search this
Brown, J. Appleton  Search this
Bunker, Dennis Miller  Search this
Burroughs, Bryson  Search this
Byard, Theodore  Search this
Carter, Morris  Search this
Chalfin, Paul, 1874-  Search this
Chapman, Conrad Wise  Search this
Chapman, John Jay  Search this
Collins, Alfred Quinton  Search this
Cook, Walter W. S. (Walter William Spencer)  Search this
Coolidge, Archibald Cary  Search this
Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson  Search this
Copeland, Charles Townsend  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942  Search this
Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion)  Search this
Crosby, Raymond Moreau  Search this
Cross, Sally  Search this
Curtis, Ralph W. (Ralph Wormeley)  Search this
Cushing, Howard Gardiner  Search this
Cushman, Charlotte  Search this
Damrosch, Walter  Search this
Davis, Richard Harding  Search this
De Wolfe, Elsie  Search this
Dexter, Mary  Search this
Dole, Nathan Haskell  Search this
Donoghue, John  Search this
Draper, Ruth  Search this
Dwight, J. S.  Search this
Dwight, Theodore F.  Search this
Dyer, Louis  Search this
Eliot, Charles William  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Faure, Gabriel  Search this
Fiske, Minnie Maddern  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Frick, Helen Clay  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot  Search this
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip  Search this
Gardner, John Lowell  Search this
Gardner, William Amory  Search this
Gaugengigl, I. M. (Ignaz Marcel)  Search this
Gilder, Richard Watson  Search this
Gimpel, René  Search this
Godkin, Edwin Lawrence  Search this
Gordon, Leon  Search this
Gregory, Lady  Search this
Guiney, Louise Imogen  Search this
Hale, Edward Everett  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, Mrs  Search this
Hale, Mary  Search this
Hammond, Richard P.  Search this
Hampden, Walter  Search this
Hazelton, George C.  Search this
Helleu, Paul  Search this
Higginson, Henry Lee  Search this
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth  Search this
Hinckley, Robert C.  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Hooper, Edward W.  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue  Search this
Howe, Julia Ward  Search this
Huntington, Archer M.  Search this
Indy, Vincent d'  Search this
Irving, Henry, Sir  Search this
Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano  Search this
Kittredge, William  Search this
Kronberg, Louis  Search this
Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni︠a︡zʹ  Search this
Ladd, Anna Coleman  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson)  Search this
Lanman, Charles  Search this
Loring, Charles Greely  Search this
Lowell, James Russell  Search this
MacKnight, Dodge  Search this
Macomber, Mary L. (Mary Lizzie)  Search this
Mansfield, Richard  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Mather, Frank Jewett  Search this
McComas, Francis John  Search this
Melba, Nellie, Dame  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir)  Search this
Modjeska, Helena  Search this
Monteux, Pierre  Search this
Mosby, John Singleton  Search this
Murray, Gilbert  Search this
Norton, Andrews  Search this
Norton, Lily  Search this
Norton, Richard  Search this
O'Connell, William  Search this
Okakura, Kakuzō  Search this
Oliver, Jean Nutting  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway  Search this
Pater, Walter  Search this
Pavlova, Anna  Search this
Peirce, Waldo  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Pennington, Harper  Search this
Perry, Lilla Cabot  Search this
Pickering, Edward C. (Edward Charles)  Search this
Pitman, Sophia L.  Search this
Prichard, Matthew Stewart  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Reid, Robert  Search this
Rives, Amélie  Search this
Roberts, Elizabeth Wentworth  Search this
Rodin, Auguste  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo  Search this
Rothenstein, Will  Search this
Russell, Lillian  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
St. Denis, Ruth  Search this
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin)  Search this
Sargent, Charles Sprague  Search this
Sears, Sarah C.  Search this
Slade, C. Arnold (Caleb Arnold)  Search this
Slade, Irene  Search this
Sleeper, Henry Davis, 1878-1934  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson  Search this
Smith, George Warren  Search this
Smith, Joseph Lindon  Search this
Spaulding, Albert C. (Albert Clanton)  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Stillman, William James  Search this
Story, Julian  Search this
Story, Waldo  Search this
Swift, Henry & Mary Coffin  Search this
Symonds, John Addington  Search this
Terry, Ellen, Dame  Search this
Thaxter, Celia  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Thayer, William Roscoe  Search this
Tiffany, Mary A. (Mary Adeline)  Search this
Van Rensselaer, Schuyler, Mrs.  Search this
Wadsworth, Adelaide E.  Search this
Walker, Francis Amasa  Search this
Ward, Humphry, Mrs.  Search this
Warren, Fiske, Mrs  Search this
Wheelwright, Edmund March  Search this
James McNeill Whistler  Search this
White, Margaret  Search this
Whitman, Sarah  Search this
Wister, Owen  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert)  Search this
Zogbaum, Rufus Fairchild  Search this
Zorn, Anders  Search this
Zorn, Anders, Mrs  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Berenson, Mary  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Duveen Brothers  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Wildenstein Galleries  Search this
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Renaissance -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Italian -- Italy -- Venice  Search this
Painting, Renaissance  Search this
Sculpture, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8959
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211146
AAA_collcode_gardisab
Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
Art Collectors
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211146

John Quinn memorial collection in the New York Public Library

Creator:
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Names:
Society of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Extent:
26 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1901-1925
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including letters from numerous art dealers, George Bellows, Arthur B. Davies, Sir Jacob Epstein, Walt Kuhn, Walter Pach, Ezra Pound, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, and the Society of Independent Artists.
Arrangement:
Arranged alphabetically.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector, patron, lawyer; New York, N.Y. Born Tiffin, Ohio, 1870. Legal work included tax laws re imported contemporary art. Friendship with Augustus John shaped activities and interest in art world. Began collecting mainly through direct contact with artists and dealers.
Provenance:
Microfilm donated 1978 and 2005 by Judith Zilczer, who organized an exhibit on John Quinn for the Hirshhorn Museum in 1978. She received a copy of the film from the New York Public Library as part of her research. The New York Public Library received the papers over a period of time, officially completed in 1965, by Quinn's niece, Mary Anderson Conroy.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from The New York Public Library.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.quinjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-quinjohn

Oral history interview with Louis Bouché

Interviewee:
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Names:
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art  Search this
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von, 1874-1927  Search this
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Gleizes, Albert, 1881-1953  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Extent:
53 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963 March 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Louis Bouché conducted on 1963 March 13, by William E. Woolfenden, for the Archives of American Art.
Bouché speaks of the Penguin Club, including Walt Kuhn's leadership, artists' balls, banquets and sketch classes; European artists at the Penguin Club including Jules Pascin, Albert Gleizes, and others; his association with the Daniel Gallery; his "lace curtain period"; his art education; teaching; working at Wanamaker's and the Folsom Gallery; Walter Arensberg's parties; and his father, Henri's career as a designer. Bouché recalls Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Wood Gaylor, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, John Quinn, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter and teacher from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bouch63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bouch63

Portrait of John Quinn

Artist:
Marcel Duchamp, 28 Jul 1887 - 2 Oct 1968  Search this
Sitter:
John Quinn, 24 Apr 1870 - 28 Jul 1924  Search this
Medium:
Ballpoint pen and ink on drawing paper
Dimensions:
20cm x 13.4cm (7 7/8" x 5 1/4"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1915
Topic:
John Quinn: Male  Search this
John Quinn: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Quinn: Humanities and Social Sciences\Antiquary  Search this
John Quinn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
John Quinn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Achim Moeller Fine Art Limited
Object number:
DLR00148
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49946b4ab-cac4-4c58-a7f1-101161f4c54f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR00148

John Quinn

Artist:
John Butler Yeats, 16 Mar 1839 - 3 Feb 1922  Search this
Sitter:
John Quinn, 24 Apr 1870 - 28 Jul 1924  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Accurate: 71 x 55.5cm (27 15/16 x 21 7/8")
Frame: 83.3 × 68.1 × 4.4cm (32 13/16 × 26 13/16 × 1 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1908
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
John Quinn: Male  Search this
John Quinn: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Quinn: Humanities and Social Sciences\Antiquary  Search this
John Quinn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
John Quinn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Dr. Thomas F. Conroy
Object number:
NPG.75.36
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4038b1f9d-d426-44c7-a9f2-df2bfb7eac1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.75.36

The Man From New York

Artist:
Augustus Edwin John, 1878 - 1961  Search this
Sitter:
John Quinn, 24 Apr 1870 - 28 Jul 1924  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
121.9cm x 99.1cm (48" x 39"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1909
Topic:
John Quinn: Male  Search this
John Quinn: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Quinn: Humanities and Social Sciences\Antiquary  Search this
John Quinn: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
John Quinn: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: New York Public Library
Website: www.nypl.org/
Website: digitalgallery.nypl.org
Object number:
NY260097
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ca00ba5e-c15b-4cb1-983d-335fb9a7cce7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY260097

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