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Yasushi Tanaka letters to Frederic C. Torrey

Creator:
Tanaka, Yasushi, 1886-1941  Search this
Names:
Butler, John Davidson, 1890-1974  Search this
Cann, Louise Gebhard  Search this
Torrey, Frederic C.  Search this
Extent:
35 Items ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1924
Scope and Contents:
Letters from Tanaka to Torrey concern the contemporary art world, his paintings, exhibitions, and fellow artists both in Seattle and Paris, notably muralist John Davidson Butler. Tanaka writes of his marriage to Louise Gebhard Cann, his struggle with the Occidental ideals in Seattle art circles, concern for his mother and brothers in Tokyo, his emigration to Paris and its state after World War I, and the success of his one-man show at the Galerie de Marsan 1924, of which he writes "...I succeeded at last in ... verifying my fame as one of the ablest contemporary painters here in Paris...". Also included are a few letters from Cann to Torrey, 3 exhibition catalogs (1914-1921), and 3 clippings (1915-1921).
Biographical / Historical:
Yasushi Tanaka (1886-1941) was a Japanese American painter and art instructor, born in Saitana, Japan, May 13, 1886. In 1904 he emigrated to Seattle, Washington, settling permanently in Paris in 1920. Torrey was an art dealer with the San Fransisco gallery Vickery, Atkins & Torrey. Tanaka's wife, writer Louise Gebhard Cann, was the author of several articles and books on French artists.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Gryffyd Partridge. The letters were received in the papers of his father, Seattle artist Roi Partridge; it is unclear how Partridge received them.
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:
Artists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Artists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tanayasu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tanayasu

Vickery, Atkins & Torrey records, [undated] and 1901-1930

Creator:
Vickery, Atkins & Torrey (Firm)  Search this
Vickery, Atkins & Torrey (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Atkins, J. Henry  Search this
Torrey, Frederic C.  Search this
Vickery, W. K.  Search this
Topic:
Jewelry making -- California  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Pottery, Asian  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8538
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210716
AAA_collcode_vickatki
Theme:
The Art Market
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210716

Yasushi Tanaka letters to Frederic C. Torrey, 1913-1924

Creator:
Tanaka, Yasushi, 1886-1941  Search this
Tanaka, Yasushi, 1886-1941  Search this
Subject:
Butler, John Davidson  Search this
Cann, Louise Gebhard  Search this
Torrey, Frederic C.  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10832
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214575
AAA_collcode_tanayasu
Theme:
Asian American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214575

General, A-K

Collection Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 70
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1913
Scope and Contents note:
Archipenko, Alexander

Barnes, A.C.

Beach, Chester

Blanchet, Alexander

Boudelle, E.A.

Bourgeois, Stephan (see Chapman, Frederic A.)

Burroughs, Bryson (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Chabaud, August

Chapman, Frederic A. (see also Torrey, Frederic C.)

Clark, Stephen C.

Coluzzi, Howard

Dearden, Frank Jay

DeKay, Charles

Duchamp-Villon, Raymond

Dunoyer de Segonzac, André

Flechtheim, Arthur

Gliezes, Albert

Hannah, Zoe

Harsted, R.H.

Hays, Lydia D.

Henri, Robert

Hessel, Joseph

Higgins, Eugene

Hopper, Edward

Jansen, F.M.

Kahnweiller, Henry

Kretz, Mr.

Kapferer, Marcel
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 accessing 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:
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records / Series 1: Armory Show Records / 1.1: Correspondence / 1.1.6: Sales Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kuhnwalt-ref110

General, Q-Z

Collection Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 73
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1913
Scope and Contents note:
Quinn, John

Radeke, E.G.

Redon, Odilon

Robinson, Boardman

Russell, Morgan

Sheldrick, Richard

Sousa Cardoza, Amadeo De

Thannhauser, Heinrich

Torrey, Frederic C.

Uhde, Wilhelm

Vollard, Ambroise

Yeats, Jack B.

Young, Arthur

Zak, Eugene
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 accessing 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:
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records / Series 1: Armory Show Records / 1.1: Correspondence / 1.1.6: Sales Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kuhnwalt-ref115

Domestic, S-Y

Collection Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912-1913
Scope and Contents note:
Schamberg, Morton L.

Sears, Mrs. Montgomery

Sheeler, Charles R.

Spingarn, A.B.

Stein, Mrs. (New York)

Sumner, John Osborne

Tison, Mrs. Alexander

Torrey, Frederic C.

Walter, Martha

Willard, Mary Livingston

Williams, Lloyd

Young, Arthur
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 accessing 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:
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records
Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records / Series 1: Armory Show Records / 1.1: Correspondence / 1.1.2: Artists and Lenders Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kuhnwalt-ref36

Vickery, Atkins & Torrey records

Creator:
Vickery, Atkins & Torrey (Firm)  Search this
Names:
Atkins, J. Henry  Search this
Torrey, Frederic C.  Search this
Vickery, W. K.  Search this
Extent:
12 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[undated] and 1901-1930
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, sketches, drawings, and business records.
REEL 983: 4 small groups of inventories of oil paintings, water colors, porcelain and pottery, including oriental ceramics.
REEL 1080: 8 albums (labelled 20 through 26 and "jewelry") containing photographs of the gallery at 550 Sutter Street, and of paintings, furniture, and jewelry sold and designed by Vickery, Atkins & Torrey (mostly designed by J. Henry P. Atkins). The "jewelry" album also contains sketches of jewelry.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; San Francisco, Calif. W.K. Vickery established this important early 20th century gallery with his nephew, Henry Atkins (J. Henry P. Atkins); they were later joined by Frederic C. Torrey. The gallery handled primarily etchings, paintings, water colors, and oriental ceramics, by artists Maynard Dixon, William Kieth, Francis McComas, Arthur Putnam, and others.
Provenance:
Lent 1975 and 1976 for microfilming by the California Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Jewelry making -- California  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Pottery, Asian  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Identifier:
AAA.vickatki
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vickatki

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