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Portrait of Dr. Edward Anthony Spitzka

Artist:
Thomas Eakins, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1844–1916  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 1/8 x 25 1/8 in. (76.4 x 63.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1913)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1487
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py23fd0bc25-77c7-4b5d-b5a0-daea61f200c3
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edanmdm:hmsg_66.1487

The Violinist

Artist:
Thomas Eakins, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1844–1916  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
39 5/8 x 39 9/16 in. (100.6 x 100.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1904)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1478
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py23020ffdd-2463-4ca7-bf59-c7c66d7643d2
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edanmdm:hmsg_66.1478
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Standing Female Nude (back view)

Artist:
Thomas Eakins, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1844–1916  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
24 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. (61.2 x 35.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1908)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1481
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py24b9437a7-b278-47ed-a9e2-c1cab12860b7
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edanmdm:hmsg_66.1481
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Study for "Portrait of Mrs. Elizabeth Duane Gillespie"

Artist:
Thomas Eakins, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1844–1916  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 1/8 x 16 in. (51 x 40.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1895)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1479
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2f105c8c4-9c3c-440e-8a66-38af256a1b14
EDAN-URL:
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Image

Artist:
Samuel Adler, American, b. New York City, 1898–1979  Search this
Medium:
Ink, paper, and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 24 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (62.2 x 41.9 cm) image: 22 x 13 3/8 in. (55.9 x 33.9 cm)
Type:
Collage
Date:
1961
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.16
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py25259352e-588d-4c09-87cc-b188bad7ef23
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.16

Two Sisters

Artist:
Alfred Henry Maurer, American, b. New York City, 1868–1932  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas mounted on fiberboard
Dimensions:
30 x 19 7/8 in. (76.0 x 50.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1924)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3507
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Early American Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py206f43a4f-e7b2-4ad4-bbb5-c8dadcb711f3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3507

The Model

Artist:
Alfred Henry Maurer, American, b. New York City, 1868–1932  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
36 X 29 1/8 IN. (91.4 X 74.0 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1902)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3504
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School:
Early American Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2a0716d21-2bfb-4403-9060-412e44575d39
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edanmdm:hmsg_66.3504
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Sidi Barcat Mosque

Artist:
Louis Eilshemius, American, b. Arlington, New Jersey, 1864–1941  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
5 5/16 X 8 1/4 IN. (13.5 X 20.9 CM.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(c. 1893)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1697
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py28fb62cb3-dd5a-4b6d-9226-bd5c33921d9b
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edanmdm:hmsg_66.1697
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Keene Valley Brook

Artist:
Louis Eilshemius, American, b. Arlington, New Jersey, 1864–1941  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper mounted to paperboard
Dimensions:
SHEET: 8 1/8 X 6 3/8 IN. (20.6 X 16.1 CM.) MOUNT: 10 X 7 15/16 IN. (25.3 X 20.1 CM.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1886
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1698
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2a387c2d1-0745-455d-9873-0df43fc100e6
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Fallen Tree, Keene Valley

Artist:
Louis Eilshemius, American, b. Arlington, New Jersey, 1864–1941  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
11 1/4 X 14 1/2 IN. (28.5 X 36.7 CM.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
July 25, 1883
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1709
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Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py214d6e97f-7ca7-4f0b-8d9b-5934fb8a2a4b
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Bowl

Artist:
Warren MacKenzie, 1924  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Bowl
Place:
Stillwater, Minnesota, USA
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Gift of Babcock Galleries, New York
Accession Number:
1993-12-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4581cbe61-e9f5-45cb-ba72-70c74ad4e4d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-12-1

Wet Night, Gramercy Park (After Rain; Nocturne)

Artist:
Ernest Lawson, American, b. Halifax, Nova Scotia 1873–1939  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
26 1/4 X 29 IN. (66.6 X 73.6 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1907)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2936
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School:
American Impressionism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py25d95f88f-2a93-480e-abbb-d21ff0c09f74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2936
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The Houses of Parliament

Artist:
Winslow Homer, American, b. Boston, Massachusetts, 1836–1910  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
12 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (32.3 x 50.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1881
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2488
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py21453ab91-5dab-4e1e-a265-ac5b60515945
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edanmdm:hmsg_66.2488
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Evening, Rocky Neck

Artist:
John Sloan, American, b. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1871–1951  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
26 X 32 IN. (66.2 X 81.1 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1916)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4609
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School:
American Realism (Ashcan School)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py24d7f6f67-2b41-4846-adaa-dbcd15a52c03
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4609

Beach Resort

Artist:
Maurice Prendergast, American, b. St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, 1858–1924  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
26 3/8 x 30 1/8 in. (67 x 76.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1918-1923)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Thomas W. Evans, 1977
Accession Number:
77.79
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School:
American Impressionism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2dc6fae74-b9b5-4d8c-afa7-c93269b8d97c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_77.79

Evening /Verso: Woman With Raised Arms

Artist:
Charles Webster Hawthorne, American, b. Lodi, Illinois, 1872–1930  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
RECTO: 40 X 38 1/8 IN. (101.5 X 96.8 CM.) VERSO: 38 1/8 X 40 IN. (96.8 X 101.5 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1920)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2411.A-B
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Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2ea5a5eb1-93f7-4618-a5f6-e5a628adefe9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2411.A-B

Babcock Galleries

Collection Creator:
Groshans, Werner, 1913-1986  Search this
Groshans, Yetta  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1987
Collection 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 audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Werner and Yetta Groshans papers, 1928-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Werner and Yetta Groshans papers
Werner and Yetta Groshans papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96a8418d3-5c26-4d5a-9994-1934f56cc36a
EDAN-URL:
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Babcock Galleries

Collection Creator:
Ireland, Leroy, 1889-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Leroy Ireland research material on George Inness, 1916-2007, bulk 1960-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leroy Ireland research material on George Inness
Leroy Ireland research material on George Inness / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92f8d84ef-6ee2-43ee-9ea8-f8f5437e2ed8
EDAN-URL:
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Babcock Gallery - B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation of Western Reserve University

Collection Creator:
Howard Wise Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
1957-1965
Scope and Contents note:
Babcock Gallery

Baekland, Brooks

Baille, Bruce

Baker, Oliver and Sylvia

Baker, Richard Brown

Balaban, M.

Balkwill, S. Ward

Ball State Teachers College

Barker, Walter

Barnard College Club of Cleveland

Barnes, Marion J.

Barone Gallery

Barton, Bruce, Jr.

Bates, Mary Louise

Baum School of the Allentown Art Museum

Baycrafters

Bayer, Eleanor

Baylor University

Beaird, Jane R.

Bedi-Rassy Art Foundry

Bell, J.

Beneson, Charles B.

Bennett, Richard M.

Berger, Frank

Bergmann, Robert

Bertha Schaefer Gallery (see: Schaefer Gallery, Bertha)

Bescherner, H.

Bey, Edie

Bianchini Gallery

Biddle, Mary A.

Biehle, Helen C.

Bill, Max

Bing, Louis S.

Birmingham Festival of Arts

Bishop, Robert H.

Blesh, Rudi

B. L. Marble Chair Company (see: Marble Chair Company, B. L.)

B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation of Western Reserve University
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Howard Wise Gallery records
Howard Wise Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: Correspondence, A-Z
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e0d5a3b3-3293-429f-b2c2-c172d8634415
EDAN-URL:
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De Hirsh Margules papers

Creator:
Margules, De Hirsh, 1899-1965  Search this
Names:
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy  Search this
Feigl Gallery  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Niveau Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Frankel, Aaron  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-  Search this
Gillespie, Al Lincoln, Jr.  Search this
Gilman, Esther  Search this
Grady, James  Search this
Higgins, Dick, 1938-  Search this
Horblit, Harrison D.  Search this
Horblit, Jean  Search this
Jensen, Alfred, 1903-1981  Search this
King, Alex  Search this
Kolin, Sacha, 1911-1981  Search this
Lechay, Myron, 1898-1972  Search this
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963  Search this
Lindsay, John V.  Search this
Mandel, Marieli Kailin  Search this
Margules, Blanche London  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
O'Brien, Lawrence F.  Search this
Schnitzler, Max, 1903-  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Weber, David A.  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Notebooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Scrapbooks
Oil paintings
Collages
Date:
1888-2001
bulk 1923-1965
Summary:
The papers of painter De Hirsh Margules measure 5.5 linear feet and date from 1888-2001, with the bulk dating from 1923-1965. The papers contain biographical material, and business and personal correspondence, including letters from Alfred Stiegliz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, and Myron Lechay. Also found are writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, works of art and audio recordings documenting Margules' personal life and professional career.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter De Hirsh Margules measure 5.5 linear feet and date from 1888-2001, with the bulk dating from 1923-1965. The papers contain biographical material, and business and personal correspondence, including letters from Alfred Stiegliz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, and Myron Lechay. Also found are writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, works of art and audio recordings documenting Margules' personal life and professional career.

Biographical material consists of Margules' curriculum vitae, address books, war ration books, press credentials, passports, naturalization documents, membership and social security cards, and memorial material on De Hirsh and Blanche Margules.

Correspondence of De Hirsh Margules covers both personal and business matters. Family correspondents include his wife Blanche London, her parents, De Hirsh's mother Rosa and his sister Sam. There is correspondence with Jean and Harrison Horblit, friends and business associates of the Margules, as well as correspondence with his girlfriend, Marieli Kailin Mandel. Other correspondents include Alfred Stieglitz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, Myron Lechay, and two letters from New York Governor Herbert H. Lehman. There are single letters from Sasha Kolin; New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay; Lawrence F. O'Brien, special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; Buckminster Fuller. This last letter was not addressed exclusively to Margules. Other personal correspondence includes letters, postcards and greeting cards from family members and friends. Other business correspondents include galleries and museums such as Babcock Galleries, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Niveau Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Brooklyn Museum, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Ferargil Gallery, Feigl Gallery, Guggenheim Museum, Worcester Art Museum and Walker Art Center.

Writings consist mostly of poems by De Hirsh Margules, sometimes appearing in multiple draft forms, as well as a longer work titled "Mulberry Bend." Also included within the series are notebooks filled with poems and works of prose, the latter expounding upon his theories and ideas. Writings by other authors range from poetry to works of prose, criticism and biography, including A. Lincoln Gillespie, Jr., Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, David Weber, Aaron Frankel, James Grady, Dick Higgins, and Esther Gilman, among others. There are three illustrated writings by Alfred Jensen. Audio recordings contain a sound tape reel of De Hirsh Margules reciting his poems Rainbow and Mulberry Bend.

Printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases, exhibition announcements, catalogues and books. Scrapbooks include printed material, newspaper and magazine clippings, and exhibition announcements on the career of De Hirsh Margules. Also included are two scrapbooks by Blanche London Margules, representing newspaper clippings of her writing, among others.

Works of Art include an oil painting on wood and sketchbooks by Margules. Also included are six collages in a series by Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin titled "Eye Poems"; and text-based drawings/writings by A. Lincoln Gillespie, Jr.

Photographs, transparencies and slides include works of art by De Hirsh and Blanche London Margules. Also included are personal photographs of the Margules', their friends, family and students, and two folders of photographs of Marieli Kailin Mandel.
Arrangement:
The De Hirsh Margules papers are organized into 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1888-1978, undated (Box 1, 6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1923-2000, undated (Box 1-3; 2.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1936-1965, undated (Box 4; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1933-2001, undated (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1922-1957, undated (Box 5, 7; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1926-1992, undated (Box 5, 7; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Works of Art, 1948, undated (Box 6, 7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Audio Recordings, undated (Box 6; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
De Hirsh Margules (1899-1965) was a painter in New York, NY. Margules was born in Jasse, Romania and arrived in New York City at only ten months of age. His parents were in the Yiddish Theater; his father, Edouard was a playwright/director, and his mother, Rosa, was an actress. Margules received much of his art education outside of the conventional art institutional framework. Early on, he studied with Edwin Randby in Pennsylvania from 1917-1918, but it was really his neighbor, the painter Benno Greenstein, who encouraged Margules to pursue a career in the arts. From 1919-1921 he studied period architecture, design and decoration at the New York Evening School of Art and Design.

By 1922, Margules began working nights as a police reporter for the City News Association of New York, a job he would hold until 1942. However, he continued to study and paint during the day, this time working with Myron Lechay.

In 1927 Margules took a leave of absence from the City News Association to travel to Paris. He studied at the Musée du Louvre, and painted landscapes in Montmartre, Paris; Fontenay-près-Vézelay, Burgundy; and Tunis, Africa. In 1929 Margules returned to New York and met artist/dealer Alfred Stieglitz, who quickly became his most trusted friend and advisor. It was through Stieglitz that Margules was introduced to John Marin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Rosenfeld, Stuart Davis and Jan Matulka. While Margules would benefit from his relations with all of these artists, it was John Marin who would become his most important mentor. He felt that Marin was the only one who could help him with the formal problems he was having with painting.

Margules lived most of his life in Greenwich Village and was a well-known member of the colorful and vivacious arts community. He was commonly recognized by his affable demeanor, but mostly it was his attire, particularly the dark blue beret that he was rarely seen without. To his friends he was known simply as "the Baron."

De Hirsh Margules has been called an abstract realist. He used saturated colors and bold textures in the construction of his abstract landscapes, but more specifically it was his interest in the concept of "time painting" or "time perspective" that propelled his work. It was through the physical rendering and representation of his subject matter that he explored the psychological concepts of time. From 1936-1937 Margules established "Another Place," an exhibition space set up in his New York City apartment at 43 West 8th Street. Over a two year period there were fourteen solo-exhibitions by Margules and other artists.

He taught painting in 1951 at Ball State College in Muncie, Indiana, and at the New York Equity Workshop in 1952. In 1951 Elaine de Kooning wrote a piece about his working methods in the December edition of Art News.

De Hirsh Margules died from a heart attack in 1965. He was 65 years old.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives in 2005 by Elita Agee.
Restrictions:
The De Hirsh Margules papers are open for research. Use 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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Notebooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Scrapbooks
Oil paintings
Collages
Citation:
De Hirsh Margules papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1923-1965. Archives of America Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.margde
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De Hirsh Margules papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96b288528-ce86-4c0a-8b52-8f5eb10f986f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-margde

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