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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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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d90ebbb6-9d10-43dc-b167-46f7f8bba6e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wadejane
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George L. K. Morris papers

Creator:
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Names:
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966  Search this
Dupee, F. W. (Frederick Wilcox), 1904-  Search this
Hellman, Geoffrey, 1907-  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara, Dame, 1903-1975  Search this
Hélion, Jean, 1904-1987  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935  Search this
Macdonald, Dwight  Search this
Nicholson, Ben, 1894-  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((300 items on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1967
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, articles, clippings, exhibition catalogs, photographs of works and one of Morris, and a scrapbook. Among the correspondents are Jean Arp, Frederick Dupee, Jean Helion, Geoffrey Hellman, Karl Knaths, Gaston Lachaise, Dwight Macdonald, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. [Photos on fr. 893 and 1001 are also filmed on reel 440, fr. 388-391, Photographs of Artists Collection I].
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor, designer and educator; New York, N.Y. Died 1975. Born New York City. Studied at Yale University, Arts Students League, Academie Moderne, Paris, France. Member of the Advisory Committee, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1968 by George L. K. Morris.
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:
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.morrgeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a11625aa-44c4-4be7-8502-529d22793f40
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-morrgeor

Barbara Hepworth, sculpture and drawings : exhibition / organised by Wakefield City Art Gallery

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Wakefield City Art Gallery  Search this
Festival of Britain (1951 : Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1951
1951]
Call number:
NB.497.H4.A4.1951
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642598

A guide to the Barbara Hepworth Museum / by Alan Bowness

Author:
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Bowness, Alan  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Guidebooks
Date:
1976
Call number:
NB497.H4 A4 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_720888

Barbara Hepworth centenary / edited by Chris Stephens ; with contributions by Simon Armitage ... [et al.]

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Stephens, Chris  Search this
Armitage, Simon 1963-  Search this
Tate Gallery St Ives  Search this
Yorkshire Sculpture Park  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
158 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Call number:
NB497.H4 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_727153

Barbara Hepworth and the Yorkshire landscape : an anthology of her writings and recollections / compiled by Sophie Bowness

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Bowness, Sophie  Search this
Yorkshire Sculpture Park  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Quotations
Date:
2003
[2003]
Call number:
NB497.H4 A35 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764769

Modern masters : paintings, sculpture and prints by Andrews, Auerbach, Bacon, Freud, Hepworth, Kitaj, Moore, Rego, Uglow

Author:
Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd  Search this
Andrews, Michael 1928-1995  Search this
Subject:
Andrews, Michael 1928-1995  Search this
Auerbach, Frank 1931-  Search this
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992  Search this
Freud, Lucian  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Kitaj, R. B  Search this
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Rego, Paula  Search this
Uglow, Euan 1932-2000  Search this
Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. [unpaged] : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2005
20th century
Topic:
Art, British  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N6768 .M32 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_798218

Barbara Hepworth : carvings and drawings, 1937-1954 / Martha Jackson Gallery

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1955
[1955?]
Call number:
NB497.H4 A4 1955
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799088

Barbara Hepworth : Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, 2-9 / 14-11-2004 / [comisaria, Teresa Millet]

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Millet, Teresa  Search this
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
246 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, English  Search this
Call number:
NB497.H4 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799103

Hepworth, Lipchitz, Moore : 6 December 2000-6 January 2001

Author:
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques 1891-1973  Search this
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques 1891-1973  Search this
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Physical description:
34 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Call number:
NB198 .M37 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_609228

Barbara Hepworth : stone sculpture : February 10 - March 17, 2001

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Bowness, Sophie  Search this
PaceWildenstein (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
Call number:
NB497.H4 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612379

Barbara Hepworth : works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives / Matthew Gale & Chris Stephens

Author:
Gale, Matthew  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Stephens, Chris  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Tate Gallery  Search this
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Physical description:
296 p. : ill. (some col.), ports ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1999
C1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624959

Barbara Hepworth : Kunsthalle Basel 14. September-10. Oktober, 1965 ..

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Museum Folkwang Essen  Search this
Badischer Kunstverein  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
[1965]
Call number:
NB.497.H4.A4.1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635652

Paintings by Barbara Hepworth, paintings by L. S. Lowry : [exhibition] April, 1948 : the Lefevre Gallery

Author:
Lowry, Laurence Stephen 1887-1976  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Lefevre Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Lowry, Laurence Stephen 1887-1976 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1948
[1948]
Call number:
ND497.L83 A4 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636965

Barbara Hepworth : 10 October-4 November 1972

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Gimpel Fils  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
5 photos. : all col. ill. ; 20 cm. + 2 folders
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1972
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, English  Search this
Call number:
NB497.H4 A4 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639484

Barbara Hepworth : conversations : March-April 1974

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
60 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1974
[1974]
Call number:
NB.497.H4.A4.1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639643

Barbara Hepworth reconsidered / editor, David Thistlewood ; critical forum coordinator, Anne MacPhee

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Thistlewood, David  Search this
MacPhee, Anne  Search this
Tate Gallery Liverpool  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 262 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
England
Date:
1996
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H52 T44 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643607

Barbara Hepworth

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Storm King Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
C1982
Call number:
NB497.H4 A4 1982b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_644492

Barbara Hepworth carvings, July--August 1982

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
[1982]
Call number:
NB497.H4 A4 1982a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_651698

Barbara Hepworth : Oktober 1960

Author:
Hepworth, Barbara 1903-1975  Search this
Galerie Charles Lienhard  Search this
Subject:
Hepworth, Barbara Dame 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
[40] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1960
C1960
Call number:
NB.497.H4.A4.1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652510

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