American Art Association

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Auction house; New York, N.Y.

Formed in 1883 by James F. Sutton, R. Austin Robertson and Thomas E. Kirby. The partnership was created to operate the American Art Gallery and to promote American art. The Association began conducting auctions in 1885, with Kirby as auctioneer. Robertson died in 1892 and Sutton became a special partner in 1895. Exhibited the work of American artists in its American Art Galleries at 6-8 E. 23rd St., N.Y. In 1912, Kirby's son Gustavus joined the Association, and later acquired Sutton's interest and became a full partner. American Art Galleries opened in 1922. The Association was sold in 1923 to Cortlandt Field Bishop.

From the description of American Art Association records, 1853-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220148187

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Archives of American Art. American art auction catalog collection, 1785-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Art Association. Letter signed : to Belle Greene, 1938 Apr. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Inventory and appraisal of the art, literary and other personal property belonging to the estate of the late Theodore Roosevelt at Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York : typescript, [1924]. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf American Art Association. Trade catalogs of textiles, 1878-1925. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909. Richard Watson and Helena de Kay Gilder papers, 1874-1878. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946. John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers, 1897-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Art Association. Letter signed : Gustavus Kirby to Belle Greene, 1915 July 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1867-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Booksellers' catalogues published in the United States and Europe, 1922-2005. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf American Art Association. Autograph letter signed : Belle Greene to King, 1912 Mar. 1, (2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
creatorOf American Art Association. Correspondence, 1910 Feb. 8, 18, Mar. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf A.H. Stiehl Furniture Co. Trade catalogs of furniture, 1890-1956. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf American Art Association. Correspondence between Belle Greene and Arthur Swann, 1924 Mar. 17, 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf American Art Association. American Art Association records, 1853-1924. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Quinn papers, 1901-1926 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Abbey Aaron Book Service. Trade catalogs of booksellers, 1874-1968. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Chalfant, Jefferson David, 1856-1931. Jefferson David Chalfant papers, 1885-1976. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Art Galleries. The Lawrence collection, 1921 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Alabama Book Store. Trade catalogs of booksellers, 1876-1956. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. J.W. Riley autographs, 1882-1916. Ball State University Library, Bracken Library
referencedIn Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990, bulk 1884-1909 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf American Art Association. Assay report, 1907 Apr. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf American Art Association. Correspondence, 1938 June 27, 30, July 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf American Art Association. Copy of letter : to Mitchell Kennerley, 1938 May 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kirby, Thomas E. (Thomas Ellis), 1846-1924. American Art Association Records, 1877-1924. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
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associatedWith American Art Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith American Art Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Archives of American Art corporateBody
associatedWith Belasco, David, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Blakeslee Galleries (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Blakeslee, Theron J., d. 1914 person
associatedWith Chalfant, Jefferson David, 1856-1931. person
associatedWith Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946. person
associatedWith De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932. person
associatedWith Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969 person
associatedWith Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909. person
associatedWith Greene, Belle da Costa, person
associatedWith Kirby, Thomas E. 1846-1924. person
associatedWith Kurtz, Charles M. person
associatedWith Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. person
associatedWith Morgan, J. Pierpont 1837-1913. person
associatedWith New York Water Color Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Quinn, John, 1870-1924. person
associatedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965 person
associatedWith White, Stanford, 1853-1906. person
associatedWith Widener, Joseph E. 1872-1943. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
France
New York (State)--New York
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Auctioneers
Art dealers
Art auctions
Art, American
Auctions
Artists
Art galleries, Commercial
Artists--Photographs
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Corporate Body

Americans

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