American Artists Group

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In response to the hardships suffered by American artists during the Depression, the American Artists Group was formed in 1936 by Samuel Golden and Carl Zigrosser. They hoped to sell original prints by known artists made in unlimited runs, and sell them by mail at unusually low prices. By keeping costs low, the American Artists Group hoped to generate steady incomes for their artists, built on volume sales, by opening the fine art market to a new kind of customer. The Group quickly expanded into a popular line of greeting cards that reproduced original works of art. By maintaining print quality, the Group was able to attract a strong circle of artists.

From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1936-1957, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155899349

Greeting card company. Founded 1934; New York, N.Y.

One of its aims was to popularize contemporary American art by publishing fine reproductions of original etchings, lithographs, drawings and paintings on greeting cards.

From the description of American Artists Group records, 1934-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455224

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creatorOf American Artists Group. Institutional file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Bohrod, Aaron. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1937-1940. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. Correspondence : with Carl Zigrosser, 1927-1969, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Rönnebeck, Arnold. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1925-1943, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. Adolf Dehn papers, 1912-1987. Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Artists Group. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1936-1957, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Aaron Bohrod Papers, 1932-1963 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971,. Oral history interview with Rockwell Kent, 1969 Feb. 26-27 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1928-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Anita Weschler Papers, 1902-1989, 1924-1960 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1920-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-. Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1927-1974, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Biddle, George, 1885-1973. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1922-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Buff, Conrad. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1936-1937. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Golden, Samuel. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1938-1963. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Adolf Dehn papers, 1912-1987 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Wickey, Harry, b.1892. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1925-1946, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf American Artists Group. American Artists Group records, 1934-1965. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1926-1943. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Margaret Fishback Papers, 1863-1978 and undated, (bulk 1920-1973) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Komroff, Manuel, 1890-1974. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1917-1973, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Bohrod, Aaron. Aaron Bohrod papers, 1831-1995 (bulk 1904-1995). Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Rockwell Kent interviews, 1969 Feb. 26-Feb. 27. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Georgina Klitgaard Papers, 1917-1965 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
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associatedWith Ahgupuk, George Aden. person
associatedWith American Institute of Graphic Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson, C. W. 1891-1971. person
associatedWith Associated American Artists. corporateBody
associatedWith Avery, Ralph Hillyer, 1906-1976. person
associatedWith Babcock, R. Fayerweather, 1887-1954. person
associatedWith Bailey, Merrill A., 1909- person
associatedWith Bakós, Józef, 1891-1977. person
associatedWith Balderston, Anne. person
associatedWith Barker, Ken, d. 1956. person
associatedWith Behncke, Nile Jurgen, 1894-1954. person
associatedWith Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962. person
associatedWith Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975. person
associatedWith Biddle, George, 1885-1973. person
associatedWith Blumenthal, Joseph, 1897-1990. person
associatedWith Bohrod, Aaron. person
associatedWith Bohrod, Aaron. person
associatedWith Bolton, Clarence, 1893-1962. person
associatedWith Botke, Cornelius, 1887-1954. person
associatedWith Botke, Jessie Arms, 1883-1971. person
associatedWith Boyd, Fiske, 1895- person
associatedWith Buff, Conrad. person
associatedWith Buff, Conrad, 1886-1975. person
associatedWith Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967. person
associatedWith Butts, Hugh. person
associatedWith Bye, Ranulph, 1916- person
associatedWith Carnegie Corporation of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Cheffetz, Asa, 1896-1965. person
associatedWith Cikovsky, Nicolai. person
associatedWith Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980. person
associatedWith Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1908-1968. person
associatedWith Costigan, John. person
associatedWith Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946. person
associatedWith Dalzell Hatfield Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Davenport, H. Jean. person
associatedWith Davis, Gladys Rockmore, 1901-1967. person
associatedWith DeBaufer, Harry P. person
associatedWith Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. person
associatedWith Denison, Harold, 1887-1940. person
associatedWith Detwiller, Fred. person
associatedWith Dows, Olin, 1904-1981. person
associatedWith Dubois, Yvonne Pène. person
associatedWith Duvoisin, Roger, 1900- person
associatedWith Dwight, Mabel, 1876-1955. person
associatedWith Eby, Kerr. person
associatedWith Eilshemius, Louis M. 1864-1941. person
associatedWith Enright, Walter J. 1879-1969. person
associatedWith Ferguson, Duncan. person
associatedWith Fishback, Margaret, 1900-1985 person
associatedWith Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert, 1891-1969. person
associatedWith Flint, Ralph. person
associatedWith Frame, Walter K. person
associatedWith Freeman, Don, 1908-1978. person
associatedWith Funk, Tom. person
associatedWith Gaige, Richard. person
associatedWith Ganso, Emil, 1895-1941. person
associatedWith Golden, Samuel. person
associatedWith Golden, Samuel, 1895-1963. person
associatedWith Golinkin, Joseph W. 1896- person
associatedWith Gordon, Witold. person
associatedWith Grant, Gordon, 1875-1962. person
associatedWith Grant, Vernon, 1902- person
associatedWith Griffen, Davenport. person
associatedWith Harmon, Jim. person
associatedWith Hatfield, Dalzell, 1893-1963. person
associatedWith Helik, Peter. person
associatedWith Higgins, Eugene, 1874-1958. person
associatedWith Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Howard, Eloise. person
associatedWith Huntley, Victoria Hutson, 1900-1971. person
associatedWith Hunt, Peter, 1896-1967. person
associatedWith Jacobs, Elmer, 1900- person
associatedWith Johnstone, Ralph Wilbur, 1911- person
associatedWith Kantor, Martha Ryther, 1896-1981. person
associatedWith Karasz, Ilonka. person
associatedWith Kent, Norman, 1903-1972. person
associatedWith Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith King, Nettie. person
associatedWith Kleiber, Hans, 1887-1967. person
associatedWith Klitgaard, Georgina, 1889-1977. person
associatedWith Klitgaard, Georgina, 1893- person
associatedWith Kloss, Gene, 1903- person
associatedWith Komroff, Manuel, 1890-1974. person
associatedWith Kotula, Jo. person
associatedWith Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974. person
associatedWith Kronengold, Adolph, 1900- person
associatedWith Kuehne, Max, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Lahey, Richard, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Landacre, Paul, 1893- person
associatedWith Landon, Edward, 1911-1984. person
associatedWith Latham, Barbara, 1896-1989. person
associatedWith Laughlin, Margaret. person
associatedWith Lederer, Wolfgang, 1912- person
associatedWith Lenski, Lois, 1893- person
associatedWith Lewenthal, Reeves. person
associatedWith Lewicki, James. person
associatedWith Lewis, Allen, 1873-1957. person
associatedWith Loeffler, Gisella, 1900- person
associatedWith Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Luce, C. A. person
associatedWith Luneau, Omer Joachim, 1909- person
associatedWith Markham, Kyra, 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954. person
associatedWith Mays, Maxwell, 1918- person
associatedWith Mechau, Frank, 1904-1946. person
associatedWith Meissner, Leo, 1895-1977. person
associatedWith Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. corporateBody
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Milius, Winifred. person
associatedWith Miller, George C. person
associatedWith Morris, Dudley, 1912-1966. person
associatedWith Murphy, Alice Harold. person
associatedWith Naegele, Thomas, 1924- person
associatedWith Nason, Thomas W. 1889-1971. person
associatedWith Nesbitt, Alexander, 1901- person
associatedWith Neufeld, Woldemar, 1909- person
associatedWith Neville, Vera. person
associatedWith Newcombe, Warren. person
associatedWith Newcombe, Warren, b. 1894. person
associatedWith Newton, Edith Whittlesey, 1878-1962? person
associatedWith Nichols, Dale, 1904- person
associatedWith Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962. person
associatedWith Nicolett, Frank L., b. 1887. person
associatedWith Nordmark, Olle, b. 1890. person
associatedWith Olson, Helen. person
associatedWith Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949. person
associatedWith Pajaud, William E., 1925- person
associatedWith Paull, Grace, 1898- person
associatedWith Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970. person
associatedWith Pellew, John C., 1903- person
associatedWith Pennoyer, A. Sheldon 1888-1957. person
associatedWith Pescheret, Leon Rene, 1892-1961. person
associatedWith Petroff, Gilmer, 1913- person
associatedWith Pezet, Alfonso Washington, 1889- person
associatedWith Pike, John, 1911-1979. person
associatedWith Pitz, Henry Clarence, 1895-1976. person
associatedWith Plummer, Virginia. person
associatedWith Poray, Stan, 1888-1948. person
associatedWith Prentiss, Tina, 1905- person
associatedWith Prestopino, Gregorio. person
associatedWith Rannells, Edward Warder, 1892-1972. person
associatedWith Rees, Rosalie, b. 1897. person
associatedWith Reynard, Grant Tyson, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. person
associatedWith Rogers, John, 1906- person
associatedWith Roland, Conrad. person
associatedWith Rönnebeck, Arnold. person
associatedWith Rosenberg, James N. b. 1874. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Doris Patty, 1889-1971. person
associatedWith Rose, Ruth Starr, 1887-1965. person
associatedWith Ross, Sanford. person
associatedWith Ruellan, Andrée. person
associatedWith Ruellan, Andrée, 1905- person
associatedWith Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. person
associatedWith Sample, Paul, 1896-1974. person
associatedWith Sandzén, Birger, 1871-1954. person
associatedWith Santo, Patsy, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Sawyer, Helen. person
associatedWith Schaldach, William Joseph, 1896- person
associatedWith Schreiber, Georges, 1904- person
associatedWith Shane, Fred, 1906- person
associatedWith Sharp, John, 1911- person
associatedWith Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965. person
associatedWith Sheets, Millard, 1907- person
associatedWith Shelton, Alphonse Joseph, 1905- person
associatedWith Shepler, Dwight, 1905- person
associatedWith Shevis, William. person
associatedWith Shokler, Harry, b. 1896. person
associatedWith Silberman, James M. person
associatedWith Sinclair, Gerrit Van W., 1890-1955. person
associatedWith Slotnick, Mortimer H., 1920- person
associatedWith Smith, Bissell Phelps. person
associatedWith Soderberg, Ynve Edward, 1896-1971. person
associatedWith Sowers, Roy Vernon. person
associatedWith Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Spiral Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001. person
associatedWith Taylor, Prentiss, 1907- person
associatedWith Thieme, Anthony, 1888-1954. person
associatedWith Ulreich, Nura Woodson. person
associatedWith Vorst, Joseph Paul, b. 1897. person
associatedWith Walker, Maynard. person
associatedWith Walton, Marion. person
associatedWith Warneke, Heinz 1895-1983. person
associatedWith Wengenroth, Stow, 1906- person
associatedWith Weschler, Anita person
associatedWith Wheelock, Warren, 1880-1960. person
associatedWith Whorf, John, 1903-1959. person
associatedWith Wickey, Harry. person
associatedWith Wiggins, Guy C. 1883-1962. person
associatedWith Wiggins, Myra Albert, 1869-1956. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edward Arthur, 1886-1970. person
associatedWith Woiceske, Ronau William, 1887-1953. person
associatedWith Woiceske, R. W. person
associatedWith Woodward, Stanley Wingate, 1890-1970. person
associatedWith Zigrosser, Carl, 1891- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Art--Marketing
Greeting cards industry
Art--Reproduction
Greeting cards
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Activity

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Active 1922

Active 1971

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