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Pierre Matisse Gallery printed material

Creator:
Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Artigas, Francisco, 1916-  Search this
Balthus, 1908-  Search this
Butler, Reg, 1913-1981  Search this
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Hantaï, Simon  Search this
MacIver, Loren, 1909-1998  Search this
Mason, Raymond, 1922-  Search this
Matisse, Pierre, 1900-1989  Search this
Millares, Manolo, 1926-1972  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Riopelle, Jean Paul  Search this
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981  Search this
Rouan, François, 1943-  Search this
Saura, Antonio, 1930-  Search this
Tanguy, Yves, 1900-1955  Search this
Zao, Wou-ki, 1920-2013  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1988
Summary:
The Pierre Matisse Gallery printed material measures 1.2 linear feet and dates from 1936 to 1988. The collection consists of exhibition catalogs from group and solo shows held at the gallery, an offer for a limited edition Joan Miro album, and several books on artists.
Scope and Contents:
The Pierre Matisse Gallery printed material measures 1.2 linear feet and dates from 1936 to 1988. The collection consists of exhibition catalogs from group and solo shows held at the gallery, an offer for a limited edition Joan Miro album, and several books on artists that were completed in conjunction with the gallery. Catalogs of exhibiting solo artists include Reg Butler, March Chagal, Jean Dubuffet, Manolo Millares, Joan Miro, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Balthus, Yves Tanguy, and Francois Rouan. Group show catalogs include several from the duo Joan Miro and Jose Artigas (1956, 1963, 1985), Four Painters: Faucher, Hantai, Rouan, Viallat (1974), and Paintings from Paris (1946). Also present is a catalog from the gallery's exhibition of African sculptures, Sculpture of the Tallem and the Dogon (1960).
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Pierre Matisse Gallery was founded in New York, New York, in 1931 by Pierre Matisse, youngest son of the French painter Henri Matisse. The gallery was located on the corner of Madison Avenue and fifty-seventh street in the Fuller Building, which had recently been built in the Art Deco style a few years prior. Matisse exhibited primarily European painters and sculptors, including Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Jean Dubuffet, Yves Tanguy, Balthus, and some U.S. artists Leonora Carrington, Alexander Calder, and many more. The gallery closed in 1989 upon Pierre Matisse's death.
Related Materials:
The Pierpont Morgan Library is the primary repository in possession of the Pierre Matisse Gallery records.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel NPM1. Included are catalogs of Pierre Matisse Gallery exhibitions, 1931-1945; photographs of exhibitions interspersed among the catalogs; and a scrapbook containing clippings and reviews of shows at the gallery. This material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Records on reel NPM1 were lent for microfilming in 1967 by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. The unmicrofilmed materials were donated in 1996 by the Pierre Matisse Foundation.
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.
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:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Citation:
Pierre Matisse Gallery Printed Material, 1936-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.piermati
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Pierre Matisse Gallery printed material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a0e8c1c8-5634-4511-8927-ccc1ca4e2caa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-piermati

Jane Wade papers regarding Curt Valentin

Creator:
Wade, Jane, 1925-  Search this
Names:
Buchholz Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fine Arts Associates  Search this
Universität Hamburg  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Ben-Zion  Search this
Butler, Reg, 1913-1981  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Cox, Jan, 1919-1980  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942  Search this
Gerson, Otto  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara, Dame, 1903-1975  Search this
Kahnweiler, Daniel Henry, 1884-  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Kolbe, Georg, 1877-1947  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Marcks, Gerhard  Search this
Marini, Marino, 1901-1980  Search this
Masson, André, 1896-1987  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904-1994  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pickens, Alton  Search this
Pickhardt, Carl E.  Search this
Piper, John, 1903-  Search this
Roesch, Kurt, 1905-  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Sutherland, Graham Vivian, 1903-  Search this
Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Date:
1903-1971
Summary:
The Jane Wade papers regarding art dealer and New York gallery owner Curt Valentin, measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1903-1971. This small collection consists of papers donated by former Curt Valentin Gallery employee Jane Wade, which provide scattered documentation of Valentin's life and exhibitions at the Buchholz Gallery (renamed Curt Valentin Gallery in 1951) including biographical material, correspondence from artists Valentin represented, writings and notes, lists documenting clients, exhibitions held, and artwork by Picasso sold by the gallery, clippings of obituaries for Valentin, and a complete set of Buchholz Gallery exhibition catalogs from 1937-1948.
Scope and Contents:
The Jane Wade papers regarding art dealer and New York gallery owner Curt Valentin, measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1903-1971. This small collection consists of papers donated by former Curt Valentin Gallery employee Jane Wade, which provide scattered documentation of Valentin's life and exhibitions at the Buchholz Gallery (renamed Curt Valentin Gallery in 1951) including biographical material, correspondence from artists Valentin represented, writings and notes, lists documenting clients, exhibitions held, and artwork by Picasso sold by the gallery, clippings of obituaries for Valentin, and a complete set of Buchholz Gallery exhibition catalogs from 1937-1948.

Valentin's biographical material is in German and includes his baptismal certificate, a report book from Hamburg University, a letter of recommendation from Commetersche Kunsthandlung, a 1937 permit authorizing Valentin to buy and sell the work of German artists outside Germany, and his 1950 passport.

Valentin's correspondence is primarily with artists and includes letters from Ben-Zion, Reg Butler, Alexander Calder, Jan Cox, Lyonel Feininger, John Flannagan, Barbara Hepworth, Karl Knaths, Gerhard Marcks, André Masson, Henry Moore, Clifford Odets, Carl Pickhardt, Alton Pickens, John Piper, Kurt Roesch, and Graham Sutherland. There are also photocopies of three letters in German from Georg Kolbe. Many of the letters are substantial and provide details about the artists and their work. Also found are a letter vouching for Valentin's loyalty to the United States from Alfred Barr, and two 1942 letters from France from art dealer Henry Kahnweiler, containing news of European artists including Picasso and André Masson.

Jane Wade's correspondence extends to her time working for Otto Gerson at Fine Arts Associates, and includes letters from some of the artists whose work was handled by Curt Valentin, including Alexander Calder, Lois Dailey, and Henry Moore. There are also thirteen letters and telegrams from David Smith, with some responses from Jane Wade and Otto Gerson, which document exhibitions and details of his artist-dealer relationship with Gerson and include sketches of his sculpture with information about prices. Also found in Wade's correspondence are letters from Gertrude Lennart and Marino Marini. Lennart describes the last days of Valentin's life as she accompanied him on a visit to Marini in Italy in August 1954.

There are three folders of condolence letters written upon Valentin's death, from artists, museum and gallery professionals, and other colleagues and friends.

Writings and notes include two appreciations of Valentin written after his death by André Masson and Henry Moore, and a sheet of notes written by John Flannagan with an accompanying note entitled "Some of Johns' thoughts...."

Printed material is comprised of news clippings of obituaries and reviews of a memorial exhibition for Valentin, in addition to a complete set of bound exhibition catalogs for Buchholz Gallery from 1937-1948. Also found is a bound collection of 1929 exhibition catalogs for Galerie Alfred Flechtheim.

Artwork includes a Christmas card from Valentin designed by an artist whose name is illegible; a print by Gerhard Marcks; and a colored pencil sketch of "127 Evil Eye II" on Curt Valentin letter head, with an address on the Rue de Seine written beside it.

Photographs include two of Valentin in his gallery and two of an unidentified woman, possibly Jane Wade, in the gallery; a folder of photographs of Valentin's apartment showing his art collection; a photo of a Robert Osborn cartoon about Valentin; and a photo of "Portrait of Curt Valentin" by Jacques Lipchitz.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as a single series.

Series 1: Jane Wade Papers Regarding Curt Valentin, 1903-1971 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Germany in 1902, modern art dealer Curt Valentin immigrated to the United States in 1937 where he opened the Buchholz Gallery on West Forty-sixth Street in New York city. After two years he moved the gallery to West Fifty-seventh Street and in 1951 it was renamed the Curt Valentin Gallery.

Valentin's first job was with Alfred Flechtheim, the leading dealer in modern art in Berlin at that time. In 1934 he began working with Karl Buchholz in Hamburg, selling modern art classified as degenerate by the Nazi government from the rear of Buchholz's bookstore. In 1937 Valentin was granted a permit from the Reichskammer der bildenden Kunste in Berlin to purchase and sell German artwork outside of Germany. He left Germany that same year with a number of pictures and came to the United States.

Valentin was a widely respected dealer who specialized in modern paintings, sculpture, and prints, and handled the work of major artists including Alexander Calder, John Flannagan, Gerhard Marcks, Marino Marini, and Henry Moore.

Valentin died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 52, while visiting Mario Marini in Italy in 1954.

Jane Wade was employed as Valentin's assistant and continued to help run the Curt Valentin Gallery after his death, until it closed in 1955. She then worked for Otto Gerson at Fine Arts Associates, where she helped to handle the works of some of the artists previously represented by Valentin.
Related Materials:
The bulk of Curt Valentin's papers are held by the Museum of Modern Art Archives.
Provenance:
The Jane Wade papers were donated by Jane Wade in 1976. The catalogs of exhibitions organized by Curt Valentin were donated in 1977 by Jane Wade. In 2018 the two collections were merged and named the Jane Wade papers regarding Curt Valentin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Citation:
Jane Wade papers regarding Curt Valentin, 1903-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wadejane
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Jane Wade papers regarding Curt Valentin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d90ebbb6-9d10-43dc-b167-46f7f8bba6e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wadejane
Online Media:

The sculpture of Reg Butler / Margaret Garlake

Author:
Garlake, Margaret  Search this
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_816993

Reg Butler : 13 april-20 mei,1957

Author:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Melville, Robert  Search this
Rotterdamsche Kunstkring  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Physical description:
[28] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1957
Call number:
NB497.B8 A4 1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637688

Reg Butler, sculpture & drawings, 1954 to 1958 : [exhibition]

Author:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
Call number:
NB497.B8 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643529

Reg Butler : a retrospective exhibition : J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, October 22 through December 1, 1963

Author:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
J.B. Speed Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1963
Call number:
NB497.B8 A55
N40.1.B982 J102
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652987

Reg Butler : the late painted bronzes, 1968-1972

Title:
Late painted bronzes, 1968-1972
Author:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Kent Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Call number:
NB497.B8 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_675820

Reg Butler, recent sculpture and drawings : [exhibition] 15 January to 29 February, 1964

Author:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Perls Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1964
[1964]
Call number:
N40.1.B982 P4 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452113

Reg Butler : [sculpture and drawings : exhibition 10 July-1 September 1963]

Author:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Hanover Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1963
Call number:
N40.1.B982 H2 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452117

Reg Butler : recent sculpture : [exhibition] October 30-November 17 1962

Author:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Physical description:
[42] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1962
[1962]
Call number:
N40.1.B982 P6r 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452118

Reg Butler

Author:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Tate Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
Call number:
N40.1.B982 T2
N40.1.B982T2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_288107

Reg Butler; sculpture & drawings, 1968-1972

Author:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Reg 1913-1981  Search this
Physical description:
38 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
C1973
Call number:
N40.1.B982 P6
NB497.B8 A4 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178850

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