Milton and Edith Lowenthal papers, 1940-1989.

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Lowenthal, Milton. Milton and Edith Lowenthal papers, 1940-1989.

Milton and Edith Lowenthal papers, 1940-1989.

Biographical material; correspondence and greeting cards; writings; business records; printed material about the Lowenthal collection, exhibitions, and artists, photographs; scrapbooks; and sound recordings. Thirty-nine greeting cards from artists, illustrated with original prints, drawings, and off-set reproductions. Included are 20 from Jose de Creeft and Lorrie Goulet, 8 from Abraham and Esther Rattner, 4 each from Chaim Gross and Milton and Sally Avery, 2 from Max Weber, and 1 from Jacob Lawrence. Biographical material includes a resume and transcripts for Edith Lowenthal, an obituary of Isadore Lowenthal, M.D., Milton's father, and clippings related to the Lowenthals. General correspondence, 1947-1991, is primarily with museums, university galleries, and publishers regarding loans and gifts of art work, contributions, lectures, travel, and permissions to reproduce for publication. In addition, there are a correspondence file, 1963-1990, with the Brooklyn Museum, regarding loans, contributions, and conservation work, and correspondence from artists, including letters, greeting cards, and announcements from Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Josef Presser, Abraham Rattner, Charles Sheeler, Max Weber, and others. Writings and notes by Milton Lowenthal are about the role of the art collector, his thoughts on works of art and artists, and drafts of letters. Writings by others include Henry Miller's "The Rattner Portfolio" and Elizabeth McCausland's proposal for a Marsden Hartley catalog raisonne. Material relating specifically to the Lowenthal Collection includes lists, valuations, collection exhibition records, documentation of gifts, financial records, receipts, clippings, catalogs, and a 2 v. index of acquisitions. A file containing memorabilia relating to Stuart Davis includes clippings, an address book, printed materials, and notes. Printed materials include clippings about artists, collectors, and other art related issues and exhibitions, exhibition announcements, and catalogs. Photographs are of artists and works of art. Files relating to the "Friends of the Whitney", ca. 1956-1961, include correspondence, by-laws, annual and other reports, statements, and catalogs of loan exhibitions. Scrapbooks (4 v.), 1942-1953, contain letters and greeting cards (many illustrated) from friends, artists and associates, clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs about artists, museums, and exhibitions. Unmicrofilmed material consists of negatives, slides, and transparencies of works of art and 3 phonograph albums (78 r.p.m) of a radio interview with art collectors and a recording of a school performance by Stuart Davis' son.

4.5 linear ft. (on 5 microfilm reels)

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Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964

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De Creeft, JoseĢ, 1884-1982

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Jose De Creeft, b. 1884, sculptor, educator of New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Jose De Creeft, 1968 Oct. 1-1968 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397259 Sculptor, educator; New York, N.Y. From the description of Jose De Creeft interviews, 1968 Oct. 1-1968 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220185445 Jose De Creeft (1884-1982) was a sculptor and educator of New York, N.Y. From the description of O...

Avery, Milton, 1885-1965

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Milton Avery (1885-1965) was a painter in New York, N.Y. Year of birth has always been given as 1893; however, both the federal census report of 1900 and February 18, 1892 election district records for the town of Albion indicate that the actual year of birth was 1885. From the description of Milton Avery papers, 1926-1982, bulk 1950-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123373514 Milton Avery (1885-1965) was born in Altmar, New York and ...

O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist....

Rattner, Abraham

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Kramer is an assemblage artist and sculptor. Abraham Rattner (1895-1978) was a painter in New York, N.Y. His 2nd wife, Esther Gentle, was also a painter. From the description of Abraham and Esther Rattner letter to Helen Kroll Kramer, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77961303 Abraham Rattner (1893-1978) was a painter, mosaicist, and stained glass artist from Paris, France and New York, N.Y. Studied art and architecture...

Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.

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Weber, Max, 1881-1961

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Artist. From the description of Reminiscences of Max Weber : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309727971 Max Weber (1881-1961) was a painter and sculptor in New York, N.Y. Weber was the National Chairman for the American Artists Congress in 1937. From the description of Max Weber papers, 1904-2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756821036 Painter; New York, N.Y. ...

Lowenthal, Milton

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Art collectors, benefactors of the Brooklyn Museum; New York, N.Y. Mr. Lowenthal was a lawyer whose clients included Stuart Davis. From the description of Milton and Edith Lowenthal papers, 1940-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502912 ...

Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965

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Painter; Irvington, N.Y. From the description of Charles Sheeler letter to E.P. Richardson, 1958 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79265385 From the description of Oral history interview with Charles Sheeler, 1959 June 18 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79269772 Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) was a painter, lithographer, and photographer from Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y. From the description of Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966,...

Brooklyn Museum.

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Art museum. From the description of Exhibition of water color paintings by American artists : November7th-December 18th, 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515478 The interview program at the Brooklyn Museum was begun by Arlene Jacobowitz in the spring of 1965 with artists whose works were on exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. In 1968, excerpts from the interviews were incorporated into an exhibition entitled "Listening to Pictures," in which visitors could access the s...

Gross, Chaim, 1904-

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Chaim Gross, 1904-1991, sculptor of New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Chaim Gross, 1981 May 26- 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397029 Sculptor, New York, N.Y. Died 1991. From the description of Chaim Gross interviews, 1981 May 26-May 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220182061 Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Died 1991. From the description of Chaim Gross interview, 1964 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id:...

Lowenthal, Edith

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Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000

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Painter; New York, N.Y.; b. 1917; d. 2000. From the description of Oral history interviews with Jacob Lawrence, 1982 July 20-Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84455118 Jacob Lawrence was an African-American painter and illustrator. He received the Spingarm Medal in 1975 and taught at the New School and Pratt Institute. He died in 2000. From the description of Jacob Lawrence exhibition card and autobiographical notes, 1947-1948. (Pennsylvania State University...