Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994

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Francis Steegmuller was a biographer of French literary figures such as Cocteau, Apollinaire and Flaubert. He also translated French literature.

From the description of Letters from Douglas Cooper, 1966-1997. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78011580

Alfred Kazin was an American essayist, literary critic, and historian.

From the guide to the Alfred Kazin collection of papers, 1933-1990, 1933-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Francis Steegmuller, American author and biographer.

Jacques Villon, French painter and printmaker.

From the description of Francis Steegmuller collection of Jacques Villon, 1927-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 85181530

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Steegmuller is the author of books about such noted authors as Flaubert, Maupassant, and Apollonaire. He has contribured numerous short stories and articles to THE NEW YORKER. Columbia University A.B., 1927; A.M., 1927.

From the description of Papers, 1877-1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86159442

Francis Steegmuller, American author and biographer.

Jacques Villon, French painter and printmaker.

From the description of Francis Steegmuller collection of Jacques Villon, 1927-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702153233

Jacques Villon was born Gaston Duchamp in Eure, France, on July 31, 1875. The oldest of seven children, his siblings included the artists Marcel Duchamp and Raymond Duchamp-Villon. Early in his career, he learned the art of engraving from his grandfather, Emile-Frédéric Nicolle, a noted amateur artist. In 1894 Villon was sent to Paris to study law, but soon devoted most of his time to art, contributing engravings and drawings to various newspapers, while also working on more serious paintings and prints. It was at this time that he took the name Jacques Villon, soon copied by his brother Raymond, who added the name Villon to his birth name of Duchamp. Villon exhibited his work in the early Cubist shows in Paris, and was one of the early members of the Salon d'Automne, which sponsored exhibitions of modern art each Fall. He was also one of the organizers of the Section d'Or, a group of Cubist artists including Marcel Duchamp, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Juan Gris, and Fernand Léger.

In 1906 he moved to Puteaux, a suburb of Paris which had begun to attract like-minded artists, where he would live the rest of his life. In 1913, he married Gabrielle (Gaby) Charlotte Marie Boeuf. After serving in the infantry and in a camouflage unit during World War I, he continued to live outside of Paris, concentrating on his work, while remaining active in modern art circles. In the early 1930's, Villon took a student named Beatrice Stein, beginning a friendship with her and her husband, the writer and critic Francis Steegmuller, which would last until Villon's death.

After 1945, Villon began to achieve the widespread recognition that had previously eluded him. During this period, he was awarded first prize at the Carnegie International in 1950, Grand Prize for painting at the Venice Biennale in 1956, and the Grand Prize for painting at the Exposition Internationale in Brussels in 1958. In 1963 he was elected Grand Officer of the Légion d'Honneur in France. He died that year in Puteaux.

From the guide to the Francis Steegmuller collection of Jacques Villon, 1927-1968, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Francis Steegmuller correspondence, 1974- The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Douglas Cooper papers, 1900-1985, 1933-1985 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994. Correspondence and writings related to Your Isadora, 1975-1984. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994. Francis Steegmuller letters, 1965-1978. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series II., Alfred A. Knopf Personal, 1874-1984 (bulk 1953-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Sykes, Gerald, 1903-. Papers, ca. 1921-1984. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Dorfman, Joseph, 1904-1991. Papers, 1890-1983. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Feuillerat, Albert, 1874-1953. Albert Gabriel Feuillerat papers, 1823-1949 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis Joseph. Newman and Kingsley. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-. Letter, 1975, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971. Papers, 1887-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-. Francis Steegmuller collection of Jacques Villon, 1927-1968. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Mina Kirstein Curtiss Papers MS 250., 1913-2005 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Books & Co. records, 1978-1997 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Cooper, Douglas, 1911-1984. Douglas Cooper papers, 1900-1985, bulk 1933-1985. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994. Your Isadora: papers, New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Norbert Guterman Papers, 1920-1984. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Grand Street Publications, Inc. Grand Street Publications editorial files, 1981-1990. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Material by and about Warren Chappell inserted in books in his library [manuscript], 1964-1980. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Albert Gabriel Feuillerat papers, 1823-1949 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc. Records, 1930-1991 (bulk 1937-1986). Grolier Club
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Curtiss, Mina Kirstein, 1896-1985. Papers, 1913-1986 (bulk 1940-1985). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Alfred Kazin collection of papers, 1933-1990, 1933-1978 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Additional papers, 1917-1962 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Your Isadora: papers, 1972-1975 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Material by and about Warren Chappell inserted in books in his library, 1964-1980. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994. Papers, 1877-1979. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cooney, Barbara, 1917-2000. Le Hibou et la poussiquette : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Gerald Sykes Papers, ca. 1921-1984 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn James Jackson Jarves papers, 1838-1954 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Jarves, James Jackson, 1818-1888. James Jackson Jarves papers, 1838-1954 (inclusive), 1838-1908 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Roslavleva, Natal'i︠a︡ Petrovna,. Isadora Duncan: reviews and materials relating primarily to her performances in St. Petersburg and Moscow, New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994. Francis Steegmuller collection of Jacques Villon, 1927-1968. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Francis Steegmuller collection of Jacques Villon, 1927-1968 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Guterman, Norbert, 1900-1984. Norbert Guterman Papers, 1920-1984. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994. Letters from Douglas Cooper, 1966-1997. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Isadora Duncan: reviews and materials relating primarily to her performances in St. Petersburg and Moscow, 1904-1905 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Howard D. Rothschild papers, 1921-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 (bulk 1960-1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994. Love letters : Isadora Duncan to Edward Gordon Craig / edited and with a connecting text by Francis Steegmuller. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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Place Name Admin Code Country
France
Italy
Virgin Islands of the United States
Provence (France)
Subject
Painters, French--20th century
Cubism
Artists, French--20th century
Art, Modern--20th century
Art, Modern--Collectors and collecting
French literature--Translations into English
Manuscripts--Collections
Manuscripts (Letters)
Occupation
Authors
Artists
Translator
Painter
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Person

Birth 1906-07-06

Death 1994-10-20

Americans

English,

French

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