Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935

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Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. and Maine.

Best known for his stylized monumental female nudes, dating from 1918 to the 1930s.

From the description of Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers, 1903-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756821031

Sculptor; New York, N.Y.; Maine.

Best known for his stylized monumental female nudes, dating from 1918 to the 1930's.

From the description of Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers, 1903-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515646

Gaston Lachaise was a French sculptor best known for his female nudes. Born in Paris, Lachaise trained in the decorative arts, and from 1898 to 1904, studied sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts. He began his artistic career as a designer of Art Nouveau decorative objects for the French jeweler René Lalique. After falling in love with an American woman, Isabel Dutaud Nagle, Lachaise immigrated to the United States in 1906, working first in Boston for H. H. Kitson, an academic sculptor of military monuments, before moving to New York City in 1912.

Biographical information on Gaston Lachaise taken from the Wikipedia entry on Lachaise (accessed 22 December 2010) and the biography of Lachaise by The Lachaise Foundation (accessed 22 December 2010).

From the guide to the Gaston Lachaise collection, 1867-1979, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Agostini, Peter. Peter Agostini interview, 1968 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nakian, Reuben, 1897-. Reuben Nakian interviews, 1981 June 9-June 17. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Liebman, Aline Meyer, 1879-1966. Aline Meyer Liebman papers, 1906-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Papers, 1923-1969, n.y., n.d. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Lachaise, Gaston : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Watson, James Sibley. James Sibley Watson/The Dial Papers, 1920-1972 bulk(1920-1929). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1877-1978, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935. Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers, 1903-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1901-1968, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978,. Oral history interview with Katherine Schmidt, 1969 Dec. 8-Dec. 15 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn McBride, Henry, 1867-1962. Henry McBride papers, 1863-1962 (inclusive), 1901-1962 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Goodall, Donald B. Papers 1958-1978. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Gaston Lachaise, retrospective exhibition. 1935 : Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975. George L. K. Morris papers, 1916-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. Elizabeth S. Navas papers, 1939-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935. Gaston Lachaise : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970. Robert Laurent papers, 1869-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1885-1968, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Adlow, Dorothy, 1901-1964. Papers, 1923-1969 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Wasserman, Jeanne L. 1915-2006. Papers of Fogg Art Museum Honorary Curator of Sculpture 1960-c.1987 Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975. George L.K. Morris papers, 1916-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Whitney Museum of American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, 1914-1966. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Agostini, Peter. Oral history interview with Peter Agostini, 1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kraushaar Galleries records, 1885-2006 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935. Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers, 1903-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn E.E. Cummings' exhibition catalogs and photographs of his paintings. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Warburg, Edward M. M. Edward M.M. and Mary Whelan Warburg papers, 1931-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ames, Winslow. Winslow Ames papers, 1787-1989 (bulk 1960-1979). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1885-2006. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Agostini, Peter. Peter Agostini interview, 1968 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986. Reuben Nakian interviews, 1981 June 9-June 17. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nordland, Gerald. Oral history interview with Gerald Nordland, 2004 May 25-26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. Elizabeth S. Navas papers, 1939-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1901-1968, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gaston Lachaise collection, 1867-1979 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935. [Gaston Lachaise] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Nordland, Gerald,. Oral history interview with Gerald Nordland, 2004 May 25-26 [sound recording]. 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 Florine and Ettie Stettheimer papers, 1898-1974 (inclusive), 1906-1953 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1885-2006. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978. Oral history interview with Katherine Schmidt, 1969 Dec. 8-15. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944. Florine and Ettie Stettheimer papers, 1898-1974 (inclusive), 1906-1953 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kraushaar Galleries. Kraushaar Galleries records, 1901-1968, bulk 1926-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Lincoln Kirstein papers, ca. 1914-1991 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1930-1931. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955. George Platt Lynes photographs, 1926-1950. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf A. Contini & Son. A. Contini & Son records, 1916-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Sibley Watson/The Dial Papers, 1920-1972, 1920-1929 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Merillat, H. C. L. (Herbert Christian Laing), 1915-. H. C. L. Merillat correspondence regarding Gaston Lachaise, 1973-1991 (bulk 1973). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henry McBride papers, 1863-1962 (inclusive), 1901-1962 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn James Sibley Watson/The Dial Papers, 1920-1972, 1920-1929 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1931. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991, bulk 1962-1991 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Robert Schoelkopf Gallery. Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991 (bulk 1962-1991). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996. Papers, ca. 1914-1991. New York Public Library System, NYPL
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith A. Contini & Son. corporateBody
associatedWith Adlow, Dorothy, 1901-1964. person
associatedWith Agostini, Peter. person
associatedWith Ames, Winslow. person
associatedWith Berman, Eugene, 1899- person
associatedWith Christophe, Pierre-Robert. person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Dorothy Adlow, 1901-1964 person
associatedWith Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942. person
associatedWith Goodall, Donald B. person
associatedWith Hartman, C. Bertram, 1882-1960. person
associatedWith Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996. person
associatedWith Kraushaar Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953. person
associatedWith Lachaise, Allyse. person
associatedWith Lachaise, Isabel Dutaud Nagle. person
associatedWith Lachaise, Isabelle Nagle, d. 1957. person
associatedWith Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970. person
associatedWith Liebman, Aline Meyer, 1879-1966. person
associatedWith Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955. person
associatedWith Marin, John, 1870-1953. person
associatedWith McBride, Henry, 1867-1962. person
associatedWith Merillat, H. C. L. (Herbert Christian Laing), 1915- person
associatedWith Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nakian, Reuben, 1897- person
associatedWith Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. person
associatedWith Nordland, Gerald, person
associatedWith Robert Schoelkopf Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978, person
associatedWith Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971. person
associatedWith Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944. person
associatedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Warburg, Edward M. M. person
associatedWith Wasserman, Jeanne L. 1915-2006 person
associatedWith Watson, James Sibley. person
associatedWith Weber, Max, 1881-1961. person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Art, American
Sculptors
Sculpture, American
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Sculpture, Modern--20th century
Art, Modern--20th century
Sculpture, French--20th century
Occupation
Artists
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Birth 1882-05-19

Death 1935-10-18

Americans

English

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