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Charis Wilson papers, 1937-1941

Creator:
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Subject:
Weston, Edward  Search this
Holger, William  Search this
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Art and photography  Search this
California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13524
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208936
AAA_collcode_wilschar
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208936

Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971

Creator:
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-1975  Search this
Subject:
Lankes, Julius J.  Search this
Kohn, Misch  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard  Search this
Seidenberg, Roderick  Search this
Rönnebeck, Arnold H.  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Spruance, Benton  Search this
Keppel, Frederick  Search this
Lasansky, Mauricio  Search this
Norman, Dorothy  Search this
Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius)  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
Kimball, Fiske  Search this
Schniewind, Carl Oscar  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Durieux, Caroline  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy  Search this
Sternberg, Harry  Search this
Colker, Ed  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Hall, E. Boyd  Search this
Teng, Kuei  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Nalbandian, Karnig  Search this
Michener, James A. (James Albert),  Search this
Valentin, Curt  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Spratling, William  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Huntley, Victoria Ebbels Hutson  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Dwight, Mabel  Search this
Castellón, Federico  Search this
Mauzey, Merritt  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis)  Search this
Mitchell, Marian  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr  Search this
McNulty, Kneeland  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Girard, André  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Tamarind Lithography Workshop  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Print Council of America  Search this
Weyhe Gallery  Search this
American Artists Group  Search this
Art in America  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences and Professions  Search this
International Exhibition of Modern Art (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Modern school magazine  Search this
Prints, European  Search this
Prints  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10859
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214612
AAA_collcode_zigrcarl
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214612

Oral history interview with Katharine Kuh, 1982 Mar. 18-1983 Mar. 24

Interviewee:
Kuh, Katharine, 1904-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Albright, Ivan  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Paepcke, Walter Paul  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Arensberg, Walter  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Rich, Daniel Catton  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Kepes, George  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Arensberg, Louis  Search this
Porter, Eliot  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
LÔeger, Fernand  Search this
Mérida, Carlos  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
First National Bank of Chicago  Search this
Katharine Kuh Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Vassar College  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Saturday review  Search this
Curators  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12186
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215638
AAA_collcode_kuh82
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215638

Oral history interview with Leo Holub, 1997 July 3

Interviewee:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Mondale, Walter F.  Search this
Smith, Hassel Wendell  Search this
Randolph, Lee F.  Search this
Corbett, Edward  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham  Search this
Packard, Emmy Lou  Search this
Hackett, Dick  Search this
Holub, Florence  Search this
Sinel, Joseph Claude  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo Fidele  Search this
Mackey, Spencer  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Wilson, Helen Charis  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Gaw, William A.  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Stanford University.Dept. of Art  Search this
University of California, San Francisco.School of Fine Arts  Search this
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Art schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12356
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216329
AAA_collcode_holub97
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216329
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9

Interviewee:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Curtis, Edward S.  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women photographers  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216482
AAA_collcode_cunnin75
Theme:
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216482
Online Media:

Galka Scheyer papers, 1917-1945

Creator:
Scheyer, Galka E., 1889-1945  Search this
Subject:
Feininger, Julia  Search this
Schwitters, Kurt  Search this
Arp, Jean  Search this
LÔeger, Fernand  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Jawlensky, Alexej von  Search this
Schoenberg, Arnold  Search this
De Chirico, Giorgio  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Le Corbusier  Search this
Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl  Search this
Segal, Arthur  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Varèse, Edgard  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Blaue Vier (Group of artists)  Search this
Painting, German  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9101
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211295
AAA_collcode_schegalk
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211295

Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965

Creator:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Subject:
Samuel, Halpert  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Waters, George  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Rourke, Constance  Search this
Williams, William Carlos  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Arensberg, Walter  Search this
Sheeler, Musya  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Newhall, Nancy Wynne  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Eidlitz, Dorothy  Search this
Arensberg, Louis  Search this
Lane, William H.  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9401
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211598
AAA_collcode_sheechar
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211598
Online Media:

Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960

Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Subject:
Weston, Edward  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Weegee  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Maurer, Alfred Henry  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
American Art Research Council  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States.Farm Security Administration  Search this
Barnard College  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Springfield republican  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art  Search this
Authors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
New York N.Y.  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7839
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210006
AAA_collcode_mccaeliz
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210006
Online Media:

Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-2001

Creator:
Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979  Search this
Krasnow, Rose, 1885-1984  Search this
Subject:
Weston, Edward  Search this
Raboff, Ernest Lloyd  Search this
Burton, Leslie  Search this
Drake, Alfred S.  Search this
Owen, Dale  Search this
Blades, Harriet  Search this
Budnick, Dan  Search this
McCann, G. L. (Grace Louise)  Search this
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
Owen, Elaine  Search this
Clements, Grace  Search this
Noer, Philip  Search this
Cocker, Conrad  Search this
Stone, Irving  Search this
Jaffe, Lilly Weil  Search this
Weston, Flora  Search this
DeLuce, Robert  Search this
Howe, Dudley  Search this
Price, Aimée Brown  Search this
Raboff, Ina  Search this
United States.Aircraft Warning Service.Ground Observer Corps  Search this
Peter Krasnow Arts Foundation  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Jewish artists  Search this
Wood sculpture  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9164
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211359
AAA_collcode_kraspete
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211359
Online Media:

Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949

Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Subject:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Kuhn, Vera  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rainford, Percy  Search this
Quinn, John  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kit Kat Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Marie Harriman Gallery  Search this
International Exhibition of Modern Art (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9172
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211367
AAA_collcode_kuhnwalt
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211367
Online Media:

Aline Meyer Liebman papers, 1906-1978

Creator:
Liebman, Aline Meyer, 1879-1966  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212345
AAA_collcode_liebalin
Theme:
Women
The Art Market
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212345

Annita Delano papers, 1909-1975

Creator:
Delano, Annita, 1894-1979  Search this
Subject:
Morgan, Barbara Brooks  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Albers, Annie  Search this
Delaunay, Robert  Search this
Neutra, Richard Joseph  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7480
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209638
AAA_collcode_delaanni
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209638

Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991

Creator:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Subject:
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Mann, Margery  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Bristol, Horace  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon  Search this
Witkin, Lee D.  Search this
Andreson, Laura F.  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Noskowiak, Sonya  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Steinert, Otto  Search this
Schoener, Allon  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Bourke-White, Margaret  Search this
Aalto, Alvar  Search this
Bissantz, Edgar  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Struss, Karl  Search this
Butler, John Davidson  Search this
Hellman, Lillian Florence  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
Toklas, Alice B.  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
George Eastman House  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Henry Art Gallery  Search this
Witkin Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9453
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211651
AAA_collcode_cunnimog
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211651
Online Media:

Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972

Creator:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Subject:
Huxley, Aldous Leonard  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
McNeil, George  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Hobbs, Fredric  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Campbell, Charles  Search this
Smith, Hassel Wendell  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Post, George Booth  Search this
Hirsch, Hy  Search this
Weston, Brett  Search this
Reinhardt, Adolph Dietrich Friedrich  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Schevill, James Erwin  Search this
Johnson, Robert E. (Robert Emory)  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Bransom, Paul  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6780
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208906
AAA_collcode_bowdharr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208906

Oral history interview with Charis Wilson, 1982 March 24

Interviewee:
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Luebbermann, Mimi  Search this
Subject:
Weston, Edward  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Written communication  Search this
Authors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12707
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213196
AAA_collcode_wilson82
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213196
Online Media:

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.

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Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Drawings
Diaries
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Citation:
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kuhnwalt
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Weston Potential Indicator

Maker:
Weston, Edward  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 11 1/4 in; 27.94 cm x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
voltmeter
Date made:
about 1888
Credit Line:
from Princeton University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, thru Dean Howard Menand
ID Number:
EM.318562
Accession number:
232729
Catalog number:
318562
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7061-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Weston electro-dynamometer

Associated person:
Weston  Search this
Maker:
Weston, Edward  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 8 in; 24.13 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
Dynamometer
electrodynamometer
Date made:
ca 1870
Credit Line:
from Weston Electrical Instrument Corp.
ID Number:
EM.314473
Catalog number:
314473
Accession number:
203371
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Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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Demonstration Weston carbon lamp

Maker:
Weston, Edward  Search this
Measurements:
discharge tube: 18 cm x 8 cm; 7 1/16 in x 3 1/8 in
Object Name:
Discharge Tube
incandescent lamp
Date made:
ca 1885
Credit Line:
from Princeton University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, thru Dean Howard Menand
ID Number:
EM.318598
Catalog number:
318598
Accession number:
232729
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Weston arc lamp, patent #240,210

Maker:
Weston Electric Light Co.  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 21 in x 16 in x 7 1/2 in; 53.34 cm x 40.64 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
Arc Light
arc lamp
Date made:
1881
ID Number:
EM.252660
Catalog number:
252660
Accession number:
49064
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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