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Carlen Galleries, Inc., records

Creator:
Carlen Galleries  Search this
Names:
Peale family  Search this
Davies, Albert Webster, 1889-1967  Search this
Feuillate, Raymond, 1901-1971  Search this
Gainsborough, Lee  Search this
Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849  Search this
Kollwitz, Käthe, 1867-1945  Search this
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Extent:
10.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1775-1997
bulk 1940-1986
Summary:
The Carlen Galleries, Inc., records measure 10.4 linear feet (gift portions) and date from 1775 to 1997 (bulk 1940-1986). Correspondence, business records, subject files, a scrapbook, printed matter, and photographs document the operation and activities of Carlen Galleries, Inc., and its founder Robert Carlen.
Scope and Content Note:
The Carlen Galleries, Inc., records measure 10.4 linear feet (gift portions, Parts 1 and 3) and date from 1775-1998 (bulk 1940-1986). Correspondence, business records, subject files, a scrapbook, printed matter, and photographs document the operation and activities of Carlen Galleries, Inc., and its founder Robert Carlen.

Part 1: Received in 1986 as a gift from Robert Carlen, these records document the activities of Carlen Galleries and its founder, 1937-1986. Correspondence mainly concerns the sale and purchase of works of art. Also included are artist files containing correspondence, receipts, and printed matter regarding Albert Davies, Edward Hicks, Käthe Kollwitz, Horace Pippin, and Maurice Prendergast. Subject files concern African American artists, Raphael Peale, Raymond Feuillate, and the French Moderns. Business records consist of loan forms, documentation of exhibitions at Carlen Galleries, inventories, a scrapbook and clippings concerning the gallery, conservation reports, appraisals (not microfilmed), and financial records.

Part 2: Additional records documenting the activities of Carlen Galleries and its founder, 1937-1986, were loaned by Robert Carlen for microfilming in 1988. Included are letters about Horace Pippin and rare letters from the artist. Other correspondence concerns Carlen's search for paintings by Edward Hicks, and there is also a small selection of letters regarding more routine gallery business. Among the business records are and account book and receipts. Printed matter consists of exhibition catalogs, announcements, and clippings; a scrapbook contains printed matter about Horace Pippin. Photographs are of Allan Freelon and works of art.

Part 3: Received in 2002 as a gift from Robert Carlen's daughter Nancy Carlen, this portion of the Carlen Galleries, Inc., Records consists of two letters, business records, photographs, and selections from the galleries' library. Letters are from Joan Baez, circa 1960 and Charles M. Mount, 1968. Previously sealed letters from Charles M. Mount, undated, and 1962-1975, relating to John Singer Sargent have been integrated into this portion.

Part 4: Additional records borrowed for microfilming from Nancy Carlen in 2002 include documents dated 1775-1997 (bulk 1940s-1990). Correspondence concerns gallery business, but a small amount of personal correspondence is also included. Business records consist of appraisal reports, receipts for sales and purchases, and the contract and program for the 1964 University [of Pennsylvania] Hospital Antiques Show in which Carlen Galleries exhibited. Subject files document Edward Hicks, Anatol Jal, the Captain James Lawrence Goblet, Horace Pippin, and Antoine Roux. Five notebooks, containing material similar to that in the subject files, are about Horace Pippin (vols. 1-3), Edward Hicks (vol. 4), and chronicle the career of Robert Carlen (vol. 5).

Printed matter consists of clippings and other items concerning art and antiques, Robert Carlen and Carlen Galleries, Inc., and the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the State Department where two Hicks paintings owned by Carlen were on extended loan. Among the miscellaneous records are biographical documents, personal financial records, business and research notes (including original documents and photocopies of archival materials), and four prints. Photographs are mostly of antiques and art work; also included are a few pictures of people, places, and miscellaneous subjects.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four parts, representing gift and loan accessions received and microfilmed at various times. The two loans for microfilming (Parts 2 and 4) overlap and partially duplicate one another-particularly records relating to Horace Pippin and Edward Hicks-but are far from identical. Some of the Pippin and Hicks material was significantly rearranged in the interim between the first loan (1988) and the second (2002).

Part 1: Gift (1986), 1906-1986 (Boxes 1-7; 7.0 linear feet; Reels 4166-4175)

Part 2: Loan (1988), 1937-1986 (Reel 4175)

Part 3: Gift (2002), 1835-1992 (Boxes 8-12; 3.4 linear feet; Reel 5745)

Part 4: Loan (2002), 1775-1997 (Reels 5746-5748)
Historical Note:
Robert Carlen (1906-1990) worked as a secretary and attended evening classes at the Graphic Sketch Club in Philadelphia right after graduating from high school. He studied painting full-time at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts during the academic year 1928/29, and from 1929-1936 he continued to study painting in the evenings while employed at a brokerage firm.

Since he wanted to be associated with the art world and needed to earn a living, Carlen decided to establish an art gallery that would show the works of young artists. In 1937, he opened in Carlen Galleries in his home at 323 South 16th Street, Philadelphia; the galleries operated in the same location for the remainder of Carlen's life. In its earliest years, Carlen Galleries housed exhibitions of the Associated American Artists' Group and featured prints by Wanda Gag, Käthe Kollwitz, Louis Lozowick, Lynd Ward, and other print makers.

In 1941, paintings by Horace Pippin were exhibited at Carlen Galleries. Carlen soon befriended the artist and began providing him with art supplies. He remained Pippin's agent for many years following the artist's death in 1946, and was a sought-after authority on the artist's work and life.

By the mid-1940s, Carlen had discovered a painting by Edward Hicks in Bucks County, Pa. He began researching the then-obscure Quaker artist. Through contacting descendants of Hicks's patrons, Carlen was able to acquire many of Hicks's paintings and Carlen Galleries became known for handling important early American folk paintings and antiques. Among his clients were Edward W. and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Del., Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, Va., and the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt.

During the course of his long career, Robert Carlen served as an advisor to many Philadelphia collectors and developed an extensive knowledge of the genealogies and heirlooms of the city's prominent families. Because of his extensive experience and expertise, Carlen's opinion was widely valued and his services as an appraiser of art and antiques were in great demand.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 4175 and 5746-5748) including material relating to Horace Pippin. Loaned material was returned to the lender and is described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The collection was acquired in various accessions of gifts and loans. Part 1: gift of Robert Carlen, 1986; Part 2: loaned by Robert Carlen for microfilming, 1988; Part 3: gift of Nancy Carlen, 2002 (previously sealed letters and appraisals received with Part 1 are housed with Part 3 and integrated for microfilming); Part 4: loaned by Nancy Carlen for microfilming, 2002.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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:
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Pennsylvania
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Carlen Galleries, Inc., records, 1775-1997, bulk 1940-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carlgall
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Carlen Galleries, Inc., records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carlgall
Online Media:

Herman T. Radin letters

Creator:
Radin, Herman T. (Herman Theodore), b. 1878  Search this
Names:
Aikman, Walter Monteith, 1857-1939  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942  Search this
Dean, Mallette, 1907-  Search this
Hopson, William Fowler, 1849-1935  Search this
Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966  Search this
Kollwitz, Käthe, 1867-1945  Search this
Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960  Search this
Leighton, Clare, 1899-  Search this
Lewis, Allen, 1873-1957  Search this
Mack, Warren Bryan, 1896-1952  Search this
Nason, Thomas W. (Thomas Willoughby), 1889-1971  Search this
Nevinson, C. R. W. (Christopher Richard Wynne), 1889-1946  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M., 1883-1958  Search this
Pissarro, Esther, 1871-1951  Search this
Pissarro, Lucien, 1863-1944  Search this
Plank, George  Search this
Roth, Ernest David, 1879-1964  Search this
Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-  Search this
Smith, André, b. 1880  Search this
Smith, Sidney Lawton, 1845-1929  Search this
Stone, Wilbur Macey  Search this
Watson, Ernest William, 1884-1969  Search this
Watt, William G., b. 1867  Search this
Weber, Frederick T., 1883-1956  Search this
Wolf, Henry, 1852-1916  Search this
Extent:
100 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1911-1944
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Radin from painters, etchers, mezzotinters, wood engravers, lithographers and book-plate designers, primarily from England, but also from Wales, Germany, Austria, Belgium and the U.S.
Correspondents include: Walter M. Aikman, Timothy Cole, Ralph A. Cram, Mallette Dean, William F. Hopson, Dard Hunter, Kathe Kollwitz, Julius J. Lankes, Clare Leighton, Allen Lewis, Warren Mack, Thomas Nason, Christopher Nevinson, Ralph Pearson, Lucien and Esther Pissarro, George Plank, Ernest D. Roth, Rudolph Ruzicka, J. André Smith, Sidney L. Smith, Wilbur Stone, Ernest Watson, William G. Watt, Frederick Weber, and Henry Wolf.
Biographical / Historical:
Physician, print collector; New York City.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Printmakers  Search this
Physicians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Prints -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.radiherm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-radiherm

Kollwitz, Kathe, 1867-1945

Collection Creator:
Rosenblum, Walter, 1919-2006  Search this
Extent:
4 Photographs
Container:
Binder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Researcher may use study prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required. Original negatives are stored off-site in cold storage and are not accessible to the public.
Collection Rights:
Copyright to photographs from the Walter Rosenblum Collection is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 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 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:
Walter Rosenblum Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
See more items in:
Walter Rosenblum photographs
Walter Rosenblum photographs / Series 1: Photographs of artists' works
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-ros-ref349

Kathe Kollwitz: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Kollwitz, Kathe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, German  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001697
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140225

Drummer Boy [drawing] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Kollwitz, Kathe 1867-1945  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
New Gallery  Search this
Figure male--Child--Full length  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Drum  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0004426
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_133862

Man with Book [drawing] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Kollwitz, Kathe 1867-1945  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
ACA Galleries  Search this
Figure male--Waist length  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0006138
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_135551

Portrait Dr. Heinrich Braun [drawing] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Kollwitz, Kathe 1867-1945  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Subject:
Braun, Heinrich  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1919
Topic:
Peter Deitsch Gallery  Search this
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003951
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_133397

Portrait Dr. Heinrich Braun [drawing] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Kollwitz, Kathe 1867-1945  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Subject:
Braun, Heinrich  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1919
Topic:
Peter Deitsch Gallery  Search this
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003983
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_133429

Käthe Kollwitz : das Bild der Frau / [herausgegeben von] Jutta Hülsewig-Johnsen

Title:
Bild der Frau
Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Hülsewig-Johnen, Jutta  Search this
Kunsthalle Bielefeld  Search this
Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
Topic:
Women in art  Search this
Call number:
N6888.K62 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787371

Käthe Kollwitz, 1867-1945 : Radierungen, Lithographien und Holzschnitte, die Sammlung im Staatlichen Museum Schwerin / [Herausgeber, Kornelia von Berswordt-Wallrabe]

Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Berswordt-Wallrabe, Kornelia von  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Staatliches Museum Schwerin  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
C1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_622369

Käthe Kollwitz, engravings, sculptures / [responsible, Hermann Pollig, Erna Haist; texts, Uwe M. Schneede, Karl J. Rivinius]

Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Haist, Erna  Search this
Pollig, Hermann  Search this
Schneede, Uwe M  Search this
Rivinius, Karl J  Search this
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
113 p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
[1990] c1986
Call number:
N6888.K62 S3 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634594

Käthe Kollwitz : grabados, plásticas, dibujos : exposición 1975/76 / Instutito para relaciónes exteriores culturales = Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart

Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen  Search this
Institutos Goethe en Argentina  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
[42] p. : ill., port. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1975
1976
Call number:
N6888.K62 A4 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634654

Kaethe Kollwitz : drawings : [exhibition] May-June 1965

Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Galerie St. Etienne  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1965
[1965]
Call number:
NC251.K6 A4 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634974

Ausstellung die Bronze-Skulpturen von Käthe Kollwitz : geb. 8. Juli 1867 Königsberg, gest. 22. August 1945 Moritzburg

Title:
Bronze-Skulpturen von Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz, Skulpturen
Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Galerie Vömel  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1973
1973?
Call number:
NB588.K63 A4 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634975

Käthe Kollwitz zum 100. Geburtstag : Graphik, Handzeichnungen, Plastik : Ausstellung vom 1. Juli bis 30. September 1967

Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Galerie Pels-Leusden  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
49 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1967
[1967]
Call number:
N6888.K62 A4 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635915

Kaethe Kollwitz: Sculptures, drawings. [Exhibition] December 1959-January 1960

Author:
Galerie St. Etienne  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Call number:
NB588.K63 A4 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638769

Kaethe Kollwitz (1867-1945) : sketch and finished work, drawings, rare prints : November 11 - December 9, 1961, Galerie St. Etienne

Title:
Kathe Kollwitz
Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Galerie St. Etienne  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1961
Call number:
NE654.K6 A4 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639600

Kaethe Kollwitz : drawings, posters, rare prints [exhibition held] January 12 February 7, 1959

Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Galerie St. Etienne  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
Topic:
Social problems in art  Search this
Call number:
NE654.K6 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639625

Kaethe Kollwitz : in the cause of humanity, exhibition arranged to commemorate the hundredth birthday of the artist

Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Galerie St. Etienne  Search this
Physical description:
10 p. , [11] leaves of plates ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
C1967
Call number:
NE654.K6 A4 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641398

Käthe Kollwitz Meisterwerke / mit einem Text von Werner Timm

Author:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Timm, Werner  Search this
Subject:
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945  Search this
Kollwitz, Käthe 1867-1945 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
C1993
Call number:
NE654.K6 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641399

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