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Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents

Collector:
Zalesch, Saul E.  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Art Association  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
Baldridge, C. LeRoy  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Betts, Louis, 1873-1961  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Champney, James Wells, 1843-1903  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856  Search this
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney), 1891-1978  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Foster, Ben, 1852-1926  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lage, William Potter  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Martin, Homer Dodge, 1836-1897  Search this
Merry, C. M.  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Rogers, John, 1829-1904  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Story, Franklin H.  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Teal, William P.  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Williams, Gluyas, 1888-  Search this
Extent:
58 Items ((portions microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1834-1973
Scope and Contents:
Artists' letters and documents collected by Zalesch and letters written to him in response to inquiries concnering autographs and biographical information.
REEL 3097: Twenty-six letters (1845-1973) written by George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Frederick Stuart Church, Thomas Doughty, Ernest Fenollosa, Ben Foster, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John La Farge, Homer Dodge Martin, Joseph Pennell, Edward Willis Redfield, John Rogers, John Singer Sargent, Richard Stankiewicz, Thomas Sully, and Elihu Vedder. Also included are a Harvard University bond for William Wetmore Story's tuition signed by Franklin H. Story (1834) and a biographical questionnaire completed by John La Farge for The Cyclopedia of American Biography (1925).
UNMICROFILMED: Letters written by Roy Lichtenstein, William Gropper, Gluyas Williams, Ordway Partridge, Frederick Burr Opper, James Wells Champney, C. Gray Parker, Ben Foster, Louis Betts, Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge, Richard Lippold, Romare Bearden, Isabel Bishop, Thomas Hart Benton, Richard Stankiewicz, and others; a brochure for a work of art by Robert Indiana; a certificate from The Brooklyn Art Association for one share of capital stock in the name of William Potter Lage; one page of correspondence documenting a decision made for the Society of American Artists containing a note from Francis D. Millet to J. Alden Weir, followed by a note from Weir to Frederic Church, signed "O.K." by Church.
Vol. XXVI, no. 5, Feb. 1924 periodical, Old Hughes, published by the students of Hughes High school in Cincinnati, Ohio containing a published exchange of letters between principal C. M. Merry and Josephine W. Duveneck, daughter-in-law of painter Frank Duveneck about the Hughes High School purchasing a painting by Duveneck, and a reminiscence of Duveneck by William P. Teal, head of the art department at Hughes High School.
Biographical / Historical:
Saul Zalesch, an art historian, began collecting artists' letters around 1981.
Provenance:
This collection of letters was lent for microfilming by Zalesch in 1984 (reel 3097). Zalesch donated an additional three letters in 1993, twenty-five in 1999, one letter in 2008, and a publication in 2009.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zalesaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zalesaul

John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild

Creator:
Weichsel, John, 1870-1946  Search this
Names:
People's Art Guild  Search this
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Delaunay, Robert, 1885-1941  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Van Dine, S. S.  Search this
Weichsel, John, 1938?-  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Date:
1905-1965, bulk 1905-1929
bulk 1905-1929
Summary:
The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1905-1965 with the bulk of the material dating from 1905-1929. The papers consist almost entirely of the records of the People's Art Guild, founded by Weichsel, and include administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, business and financial records, printed material, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1905-1965 with the bulk of the material dating from 1905-1929. The papers consist almost entirely of the records of the People's Art Guild, founded by Weichsel, and include administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, business and financial records, printed material, and artwork.

People's Art Guild records include the constitution, membership lists, and correspondence with Gifford Beal, George Bellows, Oscar Bluemner, Stuart Davis, Robert Delaunay, Leon Kroll, Standon Macdonald-Wright, Jules Pascin, John Sloan, Willard Wright and Marguerite and William Zorach, among others. Writings about the Peoples Art Guild are by Weichsel and his grandson John Weichsel. There are also lists of artists and works of art. Also found are very scattered business and financial records, printed materials, and artwork in the form of sketches for exhibition announcements.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1915-1917 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1905-1922 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1915-circa 1919, 1965 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Business and Financial Records, 1915-1917 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1915-circa 1948 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Artwork, 1915-1916 (1 folder; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
John Weichsel (1870-1946) was an arts administrator and founded the artists' cooperative People's Art Guild of New York City in 1915.

John Weichsel was born in Poland and ultimately settled in New York City. The People's Art Guild was founded by Weichsel as an artist's cooperative focused on improving and expanding knowledge of art and the art world among the general public, believing this would increase art appreciation and patronage.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1960 and 1963 by Dr. H. S. Weichsel and John Weichsel, the son and grandson of Dr. John Weichsel. At an unknown later date, grandson John Weichsel donated his 1965 thesis on the Peoples Art Guild.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Citation:
John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild, 1905-1965, bulk 1905-1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.weicjohn
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John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weicjohn

George Bellows : artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Physical description:
3 folders
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000225
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137002

Lady Jean, [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Photographic firm:
Living American Art, Inc.  Search this
Subject:
Jean, Lady  Search this
Physical description:
1 color collotype : color
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1940
Topic:
Portrait female--Child  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic  Search this
Dress--Historic--Victorian Dress  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC000185
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Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137195

The Sand Cart, [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Photographic firm:
Living American Art, Inc.  Search this
Physical description:
1 color collotype : color
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1940
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Industry  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Cart  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC000186
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Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137196

Between Rounds [graphic arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1916
Topic:
Peter Deitsch Gallery  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Sport--Boxing  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002480
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_131932

Jean in the Pink Dress [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Subject:
Bellows, Jean  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1921
Topic:
Portrait female--Child  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119243
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119244

Mrs. T. in Wine Silk [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Subject:
Tyler, Mary Brown  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1919
Topic:
Portrait female--Knee length  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119244
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119245

Padre [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Subject:
Bellows, George, Sr  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1917
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119245
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119246

Murder of Edith Cavell [graphic arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Subject:
Cavell, Edith  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1918
Topic:
History--Belgium--World War I  Search this
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Medicine--Nurse  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
State of Being--Evil--Imprisonment  Search this
State of Being--Death--Execution  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119246
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119247

Tennis at Newport [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1920
Topic:
Recreation--Sport & Play--Tennis  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Recreation  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119247
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119248

Beating Out to Sea [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1913
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Rocks  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119248
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119249

Return of the Useless [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1918
Topic:
History--France--World War I  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Occupation--Labor  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
State of Being--Evil--Imprisonment  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Train  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119249
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119250

Bull and Cows [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1918
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119250
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119251

Pueblo, Tesuque, II [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1917
Topic:
Landscape--New Mexico--Teseque Pueblo  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Adobe  Search this
Ethnic--Pueblo  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119251
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119252

Evening Swell [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1911
Topic:
Landscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Rocks  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119252
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119253

Evening Swell [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1911
Topic:
Landscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Rocks  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0119253
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119254

The Tree [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0119254
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_119255

Elinor, Jean, and Anna [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Subject:
Bellows, Jean  Search this
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1920
Topic:
Portrait group--Family  Search this
Portrait female--Child  Search this
Portrait female--Eleanor  Search this
Portrait female--Anna  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0080963
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_80964

Stag at Sharkey's [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1909
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Boxing  Search this
Architecture interior--Commercial--Recreation  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0080964
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_80965

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