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John Quinn memorial collection in the New York Public Library

Creator:
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Names:
Society of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Extent:
26 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1901-1925
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including letters from numerous art dealers, George Bellows, Arthur B. Davies, Sir Jacob Epstein, Walt Kuhn, Walter Pach, Ezra Pound, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, and the Society of Independent Artists.
Arrangement:
Arranged alphabetically.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector, patron, lawyer; New York, N.Y. Born Tiffin, Ohio, 1870. Legal work included tax laws re imported contemporary art. Friendship with Augustus John shaped activities and interest in art world. Began collecting mainly through direct contact with artists and dealers.
Provenance:
Microfilm donated 1978 and 2005 by Judith Zilczer, who organized an exhibit on John Quinn for the Hirshhorn Museum in 1978. She received a copy of the film from the New York Public Library as part of her research. The New York Public Library received the papers over a period of time, officially completed in 1965, by Quinn's niece, Mary Anderson Conroy.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from The New York Public Library.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.quinjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-quinjohn

John Quinn ledgers

Creator:
Quinn, John, 1870-1924  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Durand-Ruel Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Photo-Secession Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tiffany Studios  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Derain, André, 1880-1954  Search this
Duchamp-Villon, Raymond, 1876-1918  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916  Search this
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919  Search this
Schamberg, Morton L., 1881-1918  Search this
Severini, Gino, 1883-1966  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Villon, Jacques, 1875-1963  Search this
Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes ((ca. 390 p. on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1909-1924
Scope and Contents:
Ledgers detailing the art purchases of John Quinn. Entries include the Association of American Painters and Sculptors listing purchases from the Armory Show, February to June 1913, of works by Cezanne, Renoir, Raymond Villon-Duchamp, Andre Derain, Jules Pascin, Odilon Redon, Walt Kuhn, Jacques Villon and others. Also entered are purchases from Alfred Stieglitz's Photo-Secession Gallery for paintings by Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Severini and Stanton Macdonald-Wright. Purchases from art dealers include M. Knoedler & Co. (for works by Morton Schamberg), Montross Gallery (for works by Arthur B. Davies, Maurice Pendergast, Walt Kuhn, Charles Sheeler, Max Weber), William Macbeth Gallery, Durand Ruel & Sons, and Ambroise Vollard.
Other entries of note include those for Jacob Epstein, one for Tiffany Studios detailing extensive refurbishing and refinishing of numerous items of furniture, and one for the Penguin Club enumerating the cost incurred for the installation of the VORTICIST EXHIBITION.
Biographical / Historical:
Art patron and lawyer; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1986 by Thomas F. Conroy, Quinn's nephew by marriage. Mr. Conroy intends to donate these papers to the New York Public Library where the John Quinn Memorial Collection is housed.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art patrons  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.quinjohl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-quinjohl

Oral history interview with Abraham Walkowitz

Interviewee:
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974  Search this
Lerner, Abram, first director and curator  Search this
Names:
"291" (Gallery)  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931  Search this
Boswell, Peyton, 1904-  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Extent:
66 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1958 December 8-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Abraham Walkowitz conducted by Abram Lerner and Mary Bartlett Cowdrey for the Archives of American Art.
Walkowitz discusses his childhood and schooling; travelling abroad; influence of Claude Monet exhibit; his book, "Artists of Walkowitz: 100 Portraits"; Paul Cezanne's death; meeting artists in Europe; his 1908 exhibition of modern art at the Julius Haas Gallery, New York; getting Max Weber a show at the Haas Gallery; Steiglitz and his "291" Gallery; the Armory Show, especially the roles of Arthur B. Davies, Walt Kuhn, and Walter Pach; reactions to Nude Descending a Staircase; the Society of Independent Artists; thoughts on criticism of his work; his relationship with the critic Peyton Boswell; the importance in his work of dancer Isadora Duncan; opinions on American art, modern art, art schools, students and patrons; good art versus bad art; and the role of critics. Among others he recalls are Lizzie Bliss, William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, The Eight, Jacob Epstein, Childe Hassam, and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Biographical / Historical:
Abraham Walkowitz (1880-1965) was a painter in New York, New York.
General:
Sound has been lost on tape reels; reels discarded.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art critics  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.walkow58
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-walkow58

Willis F. Woods letters

Creator:
Woods, Willis F.  Search this
Names:
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Norton, Ralph, 1875-1953  Search this
Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954  Search this
Extent:
7 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1956
Scope and Contents:
Letters collected by Woods as director of the Norton Gallery of Art, Palm Beach, Florida, including: a letter (with translation from French original) from Jacques Lipchitz to Curt Valentin, 1947, regarding his sculpture "Rescue No. 2" which Valentin delivered to Ralph Norton of the Norton Gallery of Art; a brief note from Walt Kuhn to Norton, 1948; a letter from George Grosz to Norton in response to Norton's request for information on his work; 4 letters from Jacob Epstein to Mr. Hunter of the Norton Gallery, undated and 1949, regarding his sculptures, and a letter from Epstein to Woods, 1956, expressing his condolences on the death of Norton.
Provenance:
Donated 1962 by Willis Woods.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.woodwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodwill

Oral history interview with Arnold Newman

Interviewee:
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Brodovitch, Alexey, 1898-1971  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Rose, Ben, 1916-1980  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Extent:
144 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 July 17-Aug. 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arnold Newman conducted 1971 July 17-Aug. 23, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Newman speaks of his early life in New York, Atlantic City, and Miami; learning the basics of photography as an apprentice to Litt Brothers; his West Palm Beach studio and his exhibition at A.D. Gallery in New York. He recalls being discovered by the Museum of Modern Art and Stieglitz and his first portraits of artists. Newman comments on influences on his work; his techniques and equipment and his difficulties with color photography. He discusses commissions; judging photographic talent; LIFE, "Holiday," and "Harper's" assignments and commercial photography. Newman relates anecdotes about some of the artists he photographed and talks about the formation of his own primitive art collection. He reminisces about Ben Rose, Chaim Gross, Jacob Epstein, Ben Shahn, and Alexey Brodovitch.
Biographical / Historical:
Arnold Newman (1918-2006) was a photographer by New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 47 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from Arnold Newman.
Topic:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.newman71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-newman71

Oral history interview with Elisabeth D. Model

Interviewee:
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
McNaught, William  Search this
Names:
Despiau, Charles, 1874-1946  Search this
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976  Search this
Goudstikker, Jacques, 1897-1940  Search this
Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962  Search this
Kogan, Moissey, 1879-1943  Search this
Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944  Search this
Meegeren, Han van, 1889-1947  Search this
Extent:
25 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1977 May 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elisabeth D. Model conducted 1977 May 19, by William McNaught, for the Archives of American Art.
Model speaks of early mentors and friendships with sculptor Moissey Kogan, author Herman Hesse, art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, and others. She recalls visits with artists and collectors, including Aristide Maillol, Charles Despiau, Jacob Epstein, and Jean Paul Getty. She also describes several events, such as the Han van Meegeren art forgeries, her family's escape to New York during WW II, and her career successes.
Biographical / Historical:
Elisabeth D. Model (1897-1993) was a painter and sculptor from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 8 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Forgeries  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Refugees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.model77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-model77

Aline Kistler papers

Creator:
Kistler, Aline  Search this
California Palace of the Legion of Honor  Search this
Names:
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1936
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence relating to her work as editor of PRINTS, a print collector's journal; typescript essays and lectures on prints, French Impressionists, architecture and other topics; research and lecture notes; typescripts of interviews with Kistler, and her own account of an interview with Jacob Epstein; lists of catalogued paintings, and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Education director, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Editors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.kistalin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kistalin

Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959

Collection Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
42 Photographs
Container:
Box 16
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-met-ref351

Self Portrait with Beard, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Subject:
Epstein, Jacob  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1920
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Occupation--Art--Sculptor  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8F770009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_470280

Portrait of Rabindranath Tagore, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Subject:
Tagore, Rabindranath  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Culture:
Asian Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1926
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Writer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8F770010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_470281

Social Consciousness, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Founder:
Morris Singer Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: polished granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Fairmount Park Art Association 1616 Walnut Street, Suite 2012 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Located Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway West entrance Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19130
Date:
Ca. 1954. Dedicated 1957
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Allegory--Civic  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA000015
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_14957

John Dewey, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, John  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: NPG.81.104
Date:
1927
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Education--Philosopher  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08650033
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_291351

Paul Bustill Robeson, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Subject:
Robeson, Paul  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: NPG.75.18
Date:
1928
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08650129
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_291445

Dewey, John [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, John  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1929
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Figure male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Education--Philosopher  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0004726
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_4726

Dewey, John [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Subject:
Dewey, John  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1929
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Figure male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Education--Philosopher  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0004727
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_4727

Conrad [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0065117
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_65118

Shaw, George Bernard [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0065120
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_65121

Tagore [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0065129
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_65130

Robeson, Paul [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0065145
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_65146

Churchill, Winston [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Epstein, Jacob Sir 1880-1959  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0065147
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_65148

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