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Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers

Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
Names:
Adelson Galleries  Search this
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Hirschl & Adler Galleries  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Fraad, Daniel  Search this
Horowitz, Margaret, 1915-2005  Search this
Magriel, Paul David, 1906-  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1903-2007
bulk 1960-2007
Summary:
The papers of collectors Raymond and Margaret Horowitz measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1903-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960- 2007. The collection documents the Horowitzes' activities as collectors through art collection files, including appraisals, sales information, printed material, and photographs of artwork; files of artwork sold or donated; accession records, including inventory lists of paintings and prints; and catalog information.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of collectors Raymond and Margaret Horowitz measure 5.4 linear feet and date from 1903-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960- 2007. The collection documents the Horowitzes' activities as collectors through art collection files, including appraisals, sales information, printed material, and photographs of artwork; files of artwork sold or donated; accession records, including inventory lists of paintings and prints; and catalog information.

The records document the acquisitions that formed the foundation for the Raymond and Margaret Horowitz collection. Materials reflect Raymond Horowitz's long-standing relationships with dealers, galleries, and museums, including Adelson Galleries, Babcock Galleries, Daniel Fraad, Hirschl & Adler, Paul Magriel, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Victor Spark, and others.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 4 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Art Collection Files, 1943-2007 (Boxes 1-3; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Artwork, Sold or Donated, 1903, 1950-2003 (Boxes 3-5; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Accession Records, 1959-circa 1994 (Box 5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Catalog Information, circa 1960-1967 (Box 5; 3 Folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Raymond Horowitz (1916-2005), a lifelong resident of New York City, was a founding partner in the firm Graubard Miller, where he practiced corporate law for over fifty years. Horowitz's interest in art history and art developed as an undergraduate student at Columbia College (1932-1936) where he attended lectures by the art historian, Meyer Schapiro. In 1939, Horowitz earned his jurisprudence degree from Columbia University. Shortly thereafter, he found a position as assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, where he remained until 1943 when he went into private practice. In 1940, Raymond married Margaret Goldenberg.

Raymond and Margaret shared an interest in art and began collecting in the 1940s. Initially, the Horowitzes acquired drawings and pastels on a modest, informal basis. In 1961, with the purchase of a painting by Robert Henri, Raymond and Margaret began to collect early twentieth century American artists, whose work they thought had been overshadowed by the French Impressionists and the Abstract Expressionists. Raymond and Margaret Horowitz were credited as pioneers in the rediscovery and revaluation of the work of Frank Benson, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, Theodore Robinson, John H. Twachtman, J. Alden Weir and other notable American Impressionist artists. Raymond Horowitz also acquired the works of Social Realist artists, such as Thomas Anshutz, George Bellows, William Glackens, and John Sloan. Many of the pieces from the Horowitzes' collection have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad. Raymond and Margaret Horowitz donated works of art to the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Newark Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art; in early 2000s, they made a major gift of 49 paintings, drawings, and watercolors to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

In September, 2005, at the age of 90 years, Raymond Horowitz died in New York.

Born in New York City in 1915, Margaret Horowitz (1915-2005) received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University. Encouraged by her parents to equip herself to earn a living, Margaret went on to receive a Master's Degree from Teacher's College at Fordham University in literature. Raymond Horowitz referred to Margaret as an equal partner in their collecting endeavors. At the time of her death in March, 2005, Margaret and Raymond had been married for sixty-five years.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Raymond Horowitz, conducted 1973 January 17 by Paul Cummings and conducted 2004 October 20-November 5 by Avis Berman.
Provenance:
The papers of Raymond and Margaret Horowitz were donated in 2015 by Stephen L. Ingerman, the executor of the estate of Raymond and Margaret Horowitz.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
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.
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hororaym
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Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9558381f9-3fd4-463c-be73-5eed09c364c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hororaym
Online Media:

Light impressions : American works on paper, 1875-1925 / [Essay, Jay E. Cantor]

Title:
American works on paper, 1875-1925
Author:
Cantor, Jay E  Search this
Adelson Galleries  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Call number:
ND210.5.I4 L54 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840961

Stevenson Scott papers relating to Augustus John, 1923-1949

Creator:
Scott, Stevenson  Search this
Subject:
John, Augustus  Search this
Scott & Fowles (Firm)  Search this
Citation:
Stevenson Scott papers relating to Augustus John, 1923-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6238
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216550
AAA_collcode_scotstev
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216550

Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007

Creator:
Horowitz, Raymond J.  Search this
Subject:
Horowitz, Margaret  Search this
Fraad, Daniel  Search this
Magriel, Paul David  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David)  Search this
Hirschl & Adler Galleries  Search this
Babcock Galleries  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Adelson Galleries  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Citation:
Raymond and Margaret Horowitz papers, 1903-2007, bulk 1960-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16223
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)369703
AAA_collcode_hororaym
Theme:
Patronage
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_369703
Online Media:

Adelson Galleries, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5153, Frame 491-494
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rockwell Kent papers
Rockwell Kent papers / Series 1: Alphabetical Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97ebe35d1-b78a-47d3-acda-2aa175176c54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kentrock-ref43

Junius Brutus Booth

Artist:
C. W. Lemosy  Search this
Probably:
Junius Brutus Booth, 1 May 1796 - 30 Nov 1852  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
62.2 × 48.3cm (24 1/2 × 19")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1820-52
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Armor  Search this
Junius Brutus Booth: Male  Search this
Junius Brutus Booth: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Junius Brutus Booth: Performing Arts\Theater manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Adelson Galleries
Object number:
MA900768
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/sm4a14758bf-43cc-4fa0-847a-4d06a2f7349e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA900768

Junius Brutus Booth

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Junius Brutus Booth, 1 May 1796 - 30 Nov 1852  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
7.9 × 6.4cm (3 1/8 × 2 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1815-52
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Miniature  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Stock  Search this
Junius Brutus Booth: Male  Search this
Junius Brutus Booth: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Junius Brutus Booth: Performing Arts\Theater manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Adelson Galleries
Object number:
MA900770
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/sm41a81aaa1-c279-445b-a957-f6a554bcfa33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA900770

Beach at Gloucester

Artist:
Maurice Prendergast, American, b. St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, 1858–1924  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 5/8 X 43 1/8 IN. (77.9 X 109.3 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1918-1921)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4130
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Impressionism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py25babace8-cc10-48bc-bf98-e3d7f6c51c50
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4130

Francis Brooks Chadwick

Artist:
John Singer Sargent, 12 Jan 1856 - 15 Apr 1925  Search this
Sitter:
Francis Brooks Chadwick, 1850 - 1943  Search this
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
38.1 x 30.5cm (15 x 12")
34.9 × 25.1cm (13 3/4 × 9 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Place:
Nederland\Noord-Holland\Haarlem
Date:
1880
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Francis Brooks Chadwick: Male  Search this
Francis Brooks Chadwick: Visual Arts\Artist\Portraitist  Search this
Francis Brooks Chadwick: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Landscape painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Adelson Galleries
Object number:
PC990281
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/sm4b0a7f8dd-d7c9-47fb-b39f-d94a3c70580a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC990281

Henry George

Artist:
George de Forest Brush, 28 Sep 1855 - 24 Apr 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Henry George, 2 Sep 1839 - 29 Oct 1897  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
Panel: 22.5 x 20 x 0.3cm (8 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 1/8")
Frame: 33.3 x 30.5 x 5.7cm (13 1/8 x 12 x 2 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1888
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Henry George: Male  Search this
Henry George: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry George: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Henry George: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social reformer  Search this
Henry George: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Henry George: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Henry George: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Henry George: Politics and Government\Politician  Search this
Henry George: Crafts and Trades\Printer  Search this
Henry George: Business and Finance\Economist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.67.53
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
2022 Rehang of Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 131
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e4bb6a87-3a84-47ea-8f6d-a271b13547b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.67.53

Ethel Barrymore

Artist:
John Singer Sargent, 12 Jan 1856 - 15 Apr 1925  Search this
Sitter:
Ethel Barrymore, 15 Aug 1879 - 17 Jun 1959  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on Paper
Dimensions:
37.1 x 25.4cm (14 5/8 x 10")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1903
Topic:
Ethel Barrymore: Female  Search this
Ethel Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Ethel Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Ethel Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Ethel Barrymore: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Adelson Galleries
Object number:
NY900583
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/sm4f0e04b0a-f952-456e-837f-5fc376c08266
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY900583

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

Artist:
Bellows, George 1882-1925  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1909
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Cityscape--Season--Summer  Search this
Cityscape--River  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Swimming  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0006696
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_6696

Spring Thaw, Greenland [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Kent, Rockwell 1882-1971  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1932-1933
Topic:
Landscape--Greenland  Search this
Landscape--Phenomenon--Glacier  Search this
Landscape--Season--Spring  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0006782
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_6782

Spring Thaw, Greenland [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Kent, Rockwell 1882-1971  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1932-1933
Topic:
Landscape--Greenland  Search this
Landscape--Phenomenon--Glacier  Search this
Landscape--Season--Spring  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0006793
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_6793

The Bridle Path, Central Park [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Prendergast, Maurice 1858-1924  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1902
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Cityscape--Park--Central Park  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Equestrian  Search this
Travel--Land--Carriage  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0074959
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_74960

Columbus Circle (New York) [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Prendergast, Maurice 1858-1924  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1900-1903
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Cityscape--Street--Columbus Circle  Search this
Ceremony--Procession  Search this
Children  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0074961
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_74962

Beach at Gloucester [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Prendergast, Maurice 1858-1924  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1918-1921
Topic:
Landscape--Massachusetts--Gloucester  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0074982
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_74983

Docks, East Boston [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Prendergast, Maurice 1858-1924  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1900-1904
Topic:
Cityscape--Massachusetts--Boston  Search this
Architecture--Commercial--Dock  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Ship  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0074986
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_74987

On the Shore [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Prendergast, Maurice 1858-1924  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1914
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0074988
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_74989

Columbus Circle (New York) [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Prendergast, Charles E. 1863-1948  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1900-1903
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Children  Search this
Ceremony--Procession  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0076068
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_76069

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