Quinn, John, 1870-1924

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John Quinn (1870-1924) was a corporation lawyer in New York City who amassed an important private collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as books and manuscripts of contemporary authors. In addition to promoting modern and avant-garde art in all forms, he particularly encouraged the work of members of the Irish Literary Revival, the artists of the Paris School, and English and American writers of his time. In 1923 he sold his manuscript and library holdings to subsidize his art collection.

From the description of John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652299

From the guide to the John Quinn papers, 1901-1926, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Art patron and lawyer; New York, N.Y.

From the description of John Quinn ledgers, 1909-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565491

Collector, patron, lawyer; New York, N.Y.

Born Tiffin, Ohio, 1870. Legal work included tax laws re imported contemporary art. Friendship with Augustus John shaped activities and interest in art world. Began collecting mainly through direct contact with artists and dealers.

From the description of John Quinn memorial collection in the New York Public Library, 1901-1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77694286

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referencedIn Joseph Conrad collection of papers, 1885-1956, 1896-1934 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Joyce, James, 1882-1941. Ulysses : AMs, [1916-1922] / by James Joyce. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. Papers, 1896. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Hyde, Douglas, 1860-1949. Douglas Hyde collection of papers, 1892-1930. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf John Quinn papers, 1901-1926 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn memorial collection in the New York Public Library, 1901-1925. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Stephens collection of papers, 1908-1939, 1911-1938 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Henri Pierre Roché Papers TXRC96-A14., ca. 1886-1971 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970. Martin Birnbaum papers, 1862-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Nostromo : AMs, [1903]-[1904]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn John Butler Yeats collection of papers, 1897]-1921 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Addresses and articles (bound), 1899-1921. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Yeats, Jack Butler, 1871-1957. Jack Butler Yeats collection. [1888-1942]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Benington, Walter, b. 1872,. Ezra Pound Collection. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Walsh, Townsend. Townsend Walsh papers, 1763-1935, bulk (1890-1935). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Maloney collection of Irish historical papers, 1857-1965, 1913-1922 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Naumann, Francis M. Marius de Zayas Research Collection for How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, ca. 1910-1936. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
referencedIn Ivins family papers, 1885-1961, 1900-1946 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Stephens, James, 1882-1950. James Stephens collection of papers, 1908-1939 bulk (1911-1938). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn John Millington Synge collection of papers, 1898-1929 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Papers, 1867-1921. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Walter Savage Landor collection of papers, 1778-1929, 1808-1864 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. The preface to the N of the "N" : AMs and related material, [1897]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. Jeanne Foster letters to Richard Londraville, 1966-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lennox Robinson papers related to John Quinn, 1903–1931 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949. Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1978, bulk 1900-1949. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. The dreaming of the bones : typescript, [1919] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. Louis Bouché interview, 1963 Mar. 13. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. William Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1888]-[1965] bulk (1897-1939). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. John Butler Yeats collection, 1909-1978 (bulk 1911-1922). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. Middleton and Rowley [manuscript], ca. 1910 / by Arthur Symons. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. James K. Hackett's Macbeth in London [manuscript], ca. 1920. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn George William Russell collection of papers, 1891-1935 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1920. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Douglas Hyde collection of papers, 1892-1930 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974,. Atcheson L. Hench collection of letters of Jean A.A.J. Jusserand, Edward Everett Hale and James Bryce [manuscript] 1871-1926. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Reid, B. L. (Benjamin Lawrence), 1918-. The man from New York : John Quinn and his friends : [typescripts and galleys] / B.L. Reid. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
referencedIn John Quinn [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Almayer's folly : AMs and related material, [1889 Sept.]-1894 [May 22]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864. Walter Savage Landor collection of papers, 1778-1929 bulk (1808-[1864]). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. Cleopatra in Judaea, ca. 1910 / by Arthur Symons. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Because of the dollars : AMs, 1914 Jan. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932. Lady Gregory collection of papers, 1873-1965 bulk (1873-1932). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn T. S. Eliot collection of papers, 1918-1989, 1918-1957 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn George Moore collection of papers, 1879]-[1935, 1889-1933 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Ivins family. Ivins family papers, 1885-1961, bulk (1900-1946). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Joseph Conrad collection of papers, 1885-1956 bulk (1896-1934). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1978, bulk 1900-1949 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Lennox Robinson papers related to John Quinn, 1903-1931. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
creatorOf Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Lord Jim : AMs, [1900]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. Arthur Symons collection of papers, 1888-1933. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. The informer : AMs, 1906 Jan. 11. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. The secret agent : AMs and related materials, [1906]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1963 Mar. 13. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn William Butler Yeats collection of papers, 1876-[1965, 1897-1939 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Kennerley, Mitchell, 1878-1950. Mitchell Kennerley papers, 1917-1940. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. John Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1897]-1921. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Moore, George, 1852-1933. Mummer's wife : autograph manuscript, [188-?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909. John Millington Synge collection of papers, 1898-1929. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. A reverie over childhood and youth : typescript, 1914. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Kavanagh, Peter. Papers of Peter Kavanagh, 1960. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. An outcast of the islands : AMs and envelopes, [1894 Nov. 18]-1895 Sept. 14. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. The inland sea : AMs and related material, [1905]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Padraic Colum collection of papers, 1901-1963 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. Tristan and Iseult : manuscript, [1903-1904]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Cole, George Watson, 1850-1939. Letter, 1926 April 20. 1445 Lombardy Road, Pasadena CA to Mitchell Kennerley. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Jeanne Foster letters to Richard Londraville, 1966-1970 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Russell, George William, 1867-1935. George William Russell collection of papers, 1891-1935. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. The nigger of the "Narcissus": AMs and related material, [1896]-1897. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Ezra Pound collection, 1911-1920. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Mitchell Kennerley papers, 1917-1940 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. The partner : AMs and related material, [1910]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn ledgers, 1909-1924. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dudley Digges papers, 1908-1947 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lady Gregory collection of papers, 1873-[1965, 1873-1932 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959. Henri Pierre Roché Papers, 1886-1971. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Papers concerning the Abbey Theatre and the Irish National Theatre Society, 1903-1942 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Townsend Walsh papers, 1763-1935, 1890-1935 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Moore, George, 1852-1933. George Moore collection of papers, [1879]-[1935] bulk (1889-1933). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Initiation : AMS, [1905] July 4. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Il Conde' : manuscript, [192-?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. Tristan and Iseult : autograph manuscript, [1903-1904]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. The inn of the two witches : AMs, [1912]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975. James A. Healy collection of Irish literature, 1870-1976. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Ezra Pound Papers 1868-1976. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T.S. Eliot collection of papers, 1918-1989 bulk (1918-1957). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Digges, Dudley, 1879-1947. Dudley Digges papers, 1908-1947. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Teague, Virginia Vanderbilt,. Virginia Teague papers relating to the Armory Show, 1913-1952, bulk 1913-1917. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ezra Pound Papers, 1868-1976 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. The land of heart's desire : manuscript, 1894. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Arthur Symons collection of papers, 1888-1933 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. The waste land : typescript, [1922] Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith American Art Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson Galleries, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Association of American Painters and Sculptors (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bellows, George, 1882-1925. person
associatedWith Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970. person
associatedWith Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969. person
associatedWith Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Carroll Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Casement, Robert, Sir, 1864-1916. person
associatedWith Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906. person
associatedWith Coady, Robert J person
associatedWith Coady, Robert J. person
associatedWith Cohalan, Daniel F. person
associatedWith Cole, George Watson, 1850-1939. person
associatedWith Colum, Padraic, 1880-1972 person
associatedWith Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. person
associatedWith Curtis Brown Ltd corporateBody
associatedWith Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928. person
associatedWith Derain, André, 1880-1954. person
associatedWith Digges, Dudley, 1879-1947. person
associatedWith Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Duchamp-Villon, Raymond, 1876-1918. person
associatedWith Durand-Ruel Galleries (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Durand-Ruel Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Durand-Ruel Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959. person
associatedWith Farr, Florence, 1860-1917. person
associatedWith Foster, Annie person
associatedWith Foster, Annie. person
associatedWith Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. person
associatedWith Foster, Roger, 1857-1924. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Gaudier-Brzeska, Henri, 1891-1915. person
associatedWith Goupil Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Gregg, Frederick James person
associatedWith Gregg, Frederick James. person
associatedWith Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932. person
associatedWith Harris, Frank, 1855-1931. person
associatedWith Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943. person
associatedWith Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975. person
associatedWith Hertz, Emanuel, 1870-1940 person
associatedWith Huneker, James, 1857-1921. person
associatedWith Hyde, Douglas, 1860-1949. person
associatedWith Hyde, Douglas, 1868-1949. person
associatedWith Ivins family family
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associatedWith John, Augustus, 1878-1961. person
associatedWith John, Gwen, 1876-1939. person
associatedWith Joyce, James, 1882-1941. person
correspondedWith Kavanagh, Peter. person
associatedWith Kennerly, Mitchell, 1878-1950. person
associatedWith Keogh, Martin. person
associatedWith Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949. person
associatedWith Landor, Walter person
associatedWith Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864. person
associatedWith Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. person
associatedWith Macbeth Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith MacBride, Maud Gonne. person
associatedWith Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973. person
associatedWith Maloney, William Joseph Marie Alois, 1881- person
associatedWith Marin, John, 1870-1953. person
associatedWith M. Knoedler & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Monahan, Michael, 1865-1933. person
associatedWith Montross Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, George, 1852-1933. person
correspondedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923 person
associatedWith Naumann, Francis M. person
associatedWith O'Donnell, Frank J. Hugh. person
associatedWith O'Donovan, Gerald. person
associatedWith O'Grady, Standish, 1846-1928. person
associatedWith Pach, Walter, 1883-1958. person
associatedWith Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930. person
associatedWith Penguin Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Photo-Secession Galleries (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pissarro, Lucien, 1863-1944. person
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924. person
associatedWith Ray, Man, 1890-1976. person
associatedWith Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916. person
associatedWith Reid, B. L. (Benjamin Lawrence), 1918- person
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correspondedWith Roberts, George, 1873-1953 person
associatedWith Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958 person
associatedWith Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959 person
associatedWith Rolleston, T.W. (Thomas William), 1857-1920. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Rosenbach Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Roualt, Georges, 1871-1958. person
associatedWith Russell, Diarmuid, d. 1973 person
associatedWith Russell, George William, 1867-1935. person
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associatedWith Schamberg, Morton L., 1881-1918. person
associatedWith Severini, Gino, 1883-1966. person
associatedWith Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965. person
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associatedWith Stephens, James, 1882-1950. person
associatedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. person
associatedWith Symonds, Arthur, 1865-1945. person
associatedWith Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. person
associatedWith Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909. person
associatedWith Teague, Virginia Vanderbilt, person
associatedWith Tiffany Studios. corporateBody
associatedWith Villon, Jacques, 1875-1963. person
associatedWith Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939. person
associatedWith Walsh, Townsend. person
associatedWith Weber, Max, 1881-1961. person
associatedWith Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. person
associatedWith Yeats, Jack Butler, 1871-1957. person
associatedWith Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. person
associatedWith Yeats, Lily, 1866-1949. person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ireland
Ireland
Subject
Art patronage
Irish literature
Home rule--Ireland
Art, Modern--20th century
Home rule
Drama--20th century
Art--Collectors and collecting
Modernism (Art)
Art--Marketing
Art patrons
Occupation
Art patrons
Function

Person

Birth 1870-04-24

Death 1924-07-28

Americans

English

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