Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)

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J. B. Neumann was an innovative art dealer in New York City. He was married to artist Elsa Schmid.

From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1929-1961, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155902422

Jsreal Ben Neumann [JBN] was born in Austria in 1887. In 1910, he opened his first book and art store in Berlin, displaying works by such artists as Edvard Munch. By 1922, branches were opened in Bremen, Düsseldorf, and Munich. Neumann moved to New York City in 1923; a year later he would open a gallery, first called J.B. Neumann's Print Room and later the New Art Circle gallery, which was also known as a meeting spot for artists and art lovers. He championed progressive living artists, including Wassily Kandinsky, Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, and Georges Rouault. His wife, Elsa Schmidt, was a well-known artist who worked in mosaics. In addition to being an art dealer, Neumann was an art critic, author, lecturer, and publisher. Neumann died in Rye, New York on April 28, 1961.

From the description of J.B. Neumann papers, 1914-1963. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122614014

Art dealer, lecturer, gallery director, publisher; New York, N.Y.

Directed New Art Circle. Published periodical Artlover and created the printing company Gehenna Press; b. 1887, Austria; d. 1961).

From the description of J. B. Neumann papers, 1915-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571167

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referencedIn De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. José de Creeft papers, 1908-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986. Oral history interview with Reuben Nakian, 1981 June 9-17. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kufeld, Jack, 1907-1990. Oral history interview with Jack Kufeld, 1981 Oct. 5. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber), 1887-1961. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1929-1961, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990,. Oral history interview with Balcomb Greene, 1972 Mar. 13 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber). J. B. Neumann papers, 1915-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988. Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-1973 Dec. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nakian, Reuben, 1897-. Reuben Nakian interviews, 1981 June 9-June 17. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Becker, Maurice, 1889-1975. Maurice Becker papers, 1906-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Weber, Max, 1881-1961. Max Weber papers, 1904-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Avis Berman research material on Katharine Kuh, 1939-2006 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Ben-Zion. Oral history interview with Ben-Zion interview, 1982 Aug. 3-Sept. 21. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kahn, Max. Max Kahn papers, 1949-1993. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber). J.B. Neumann papers, 1914-1963. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988. Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Frankforter, Katherine. Class notes from Black Mountain College, 1942-1945. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Vogel, Ilse Margret. Ilse-Margret Vogel papers, [circa 1949-1993]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986. Reuben Nakian interviews, 1981 June 9-June 17. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Schmid, Elsa, 1897-. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1946. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981,. Oral history interview with Ilya Bolotowsky, 1968 Mar. 24 - Apr. 7 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ben-Zion. Ben-Zion interview, 1982 Aug. 3 - Sept. 21. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990. Balcomb Greene interview, 1972 Mar. 13. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891. R. Sturgis Ingersoll papers related to Henry McCarter, 1896-1944 (bulk 1930-1943). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gatch, Lee, 1902-1968. Lee Gatch papers, 1925-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Albers, Josef. Josef Albers letters to J.B. Neumann, 1934-1947. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Berman, Avis. Avis Berman research material on Katharine Kuh, 1939-2006. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. José de Creeft papers, 1908-2004. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kufeld, Jack. Jack Kufeld interview, 1981 Oct. 5. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Wassily Kandinsky papers, 1911-1940, 1921-1937 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Harmon, Lily, 1912-. Lily Harmon papers, 1930-1996. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers, 1912-1970 (inclusive), 1912-1954 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944. Wassily Kandinsky papers, 1911-1940 (bulk 1921-1937). Getty Research Library
referencedIn Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-. Ilya Bolotowsky interview, 1968 Mar. 24 - Apr. 7. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Schmid, Elsa, 1897-. Elsa Schmid papers, 1910-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Albers, Josef. person
associatedWith Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902- person
associatedWith Becker, Maurice, 1889-1975. person
associatedWith Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950 person
associatedWith Ben-Zion person
associatedWith Ben-Zion. person
associatedWith Berman, Avis person
associatedWith Berman, Avis. person
associatedWith Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938. person
associatedWith Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981, person
associatedWith Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976. person
associatedWith Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979. person
associatedWith De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. person
associatedWith Eva Lee Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Foka (Firm: New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Frankforter, Katherine. person
associatedWith Gatch, Lee, 1902-1968. person
associatedWith Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990, person
associatedWith Harmon, Lily, 1912- person
associatedWith Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891. person
associatedWith Kahn, Max. person
correspondedWith Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944. person
associatedWith Klee, Paul, 1879-1940 person
associatedWith Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971. person
correspondedWith Komisarjevsky, Theodore, 1882-1954 person
associatedWith Kufeld, Jack. person
associatedWith Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949. person
associatedWith Morrison, Helen Balfour person
associatedWith Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944 person
associatedWith Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986 person
associatedWith Namuth, Hans person
associatedWith New Art Circle (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 person
associatedWith Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963. person
associatedWith Rouault, Georges, 1871-1958 person
associatedWith Schmid, Elsa, 1897- person
associatedWith Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. person
associatedWith Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954. person
associatedWith Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958. person
associatedWith Vogel, Ilse Margret. person
associatedWith Weber, Max, 1881-1961. person
associatedWith White, Clarence H., 1871-1925 person
associatedWith World House Galleries. corporateBody
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New York (State)--New York
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Art galleries, Commercial
Americana
Art--Periodicals
Artists--History--20th century--Correspondence
Art, Modern--20th century--history
Art dealers
Art dealers--Archives
Art critics--Archives
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Birth 1887-03-02

Death 1961-04-28

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English

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