Marius de Zayas Research Collection for How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, ca. 1910-1936.

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Naumann, Francis M. Marius de Zayas Research Collection for How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, ca. 1910-1936.

Marius de Zayas Research Collection for How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, ca. 1910-1936.

This collection, assembled by Francis M. Naumann, includes correspondence and other material relating to Marius de Zayas and his role in bringing modern art to the United States from Europe. This material was used by Naumann in preparation for How, When, and Why Modern Art Came to New Yorkı by Marius de Zayas, edited by Naumann, and published in 1996 by The MIT Press. Included in the first series is correspondence between de Zayas and various associates and friends. There is a lengthy exchange of correspondence between de Zayas and Alfred Stieglitz, as well as correspondence with others involved in the avant-garde art world, including Walter Arensberg, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Benjamin De Casseres, Paul Haviland, Max Jacob, Walt Kuhn, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Charles Sheeler, Tristan Tzsara, Forbes Watson and Adolf Wolf. Also included is correspondence and other material relating to de Zayas's business dealings with other art dealers, financial backers, and collectors, including Walter Arensberg, Paul Guillaume, Lucien Lefebvre-Foinet, Agnes Ernst and Eugene Meyer, John Quinn, Paul Rosenberg, Ambroise Vollard, and Charles Vignier. The second series consists of correspondence and related material arranged by subject matter, and includes material relating to de Zayas's work as both artist and writer, as well as to the Modern and Photo-Secession galleries, and other subjects. The final series consists of photocopies of pages from de Zayas's scrapbook of press clippings. See series descriptions bel.

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Whitney Studio Club

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Haviland, Paul Burty, 1880-1950

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FitzGerald, Michael C.

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Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954

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Walter Conrad Arensberg (1878-1954) was an American author and Francis Bacon scholar. From the description of Letters of Walter Arensberg, 1927-1954. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122332603 ...

De Casseres, Benjamin, 1873-1945

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American author. From the description of Letter [manuscript]: New York, N.Y., Benjamin De Casseres to Erskine Caldwell, Mount Vernon, Maine, 1926 August 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844445 Author. From the description of Papers, 1904-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155456230 Benjamin De Casseres (1873-1945), a journalist and author, worked for various New York City newspapers writing columns and editorials. He also wrote poetr...

Zayas, Marius de

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Tzsara, Tristan, 1896-1963.

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Jacob, Max, 1876-1944

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Max Jacob, poet and artist. From the description of Chemin de croix, [19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702164330 From the description of Chemin de croix, [19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83632227 From the description of Meditations on religious themes, holograph ca. 1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702144902 Max Jacob, friend of Picasso and dedicaté of André Malraux's first book, was a French fantasist, the author of prose poems and verse v...

Wolff, Adolf.

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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 ...

Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970

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Author and social activist. Mrs. Eugene Meyer, died 1970. From the description of Papers of Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer, 1907-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072116 Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer, journalist, author, and lecturer, met the French writer and diplomat Paul Claudel early in his term as ambassador to the United States, 1927-1933. Their friendship continued after Claudel's return to Europe in 1933 and lasted until his death in 1955. From the descri...

Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949

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Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) was a watercolorist, lithographer, and etcher from New York, N.Y. Kuhn was a central figure in the organization of the Armory Show, and artistic consultant to the Union Pacific Railroad. From the description of Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1978, bulk 1900-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82042078 Painter; New York, N.Y. Organizer of the 1913 Armory Show. Adele Weibel w...

Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918

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French writer and critic. From the description of Letter : Paris, to Marc Bresil, 1914 March 12. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84215141 From the description of Notes on art, 1899-1914. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79028649 French writer. From the description of Les fenêtres (poem), 1913. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80958765 ...

Picabia, Francis, 1879-1953

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French painter. From the description of Letters, 1929, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79861140 ...

Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960

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Forbes Watson (1879-1960) worked primarily in New York City and Washington, D.C. as an art critic, writer, lecturer, and consultant to the U. S. Treasury Department's Public Works of Art Project and Section of Painting and Sculpture (Section of Fine Arts). Forbes Watson was born on November 27, 1879 in Boston, the son of stockbroker John Watson and his wife Mary. Watson grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, attending the Phillips Academy in Andover, and graduating from Ha...

"291" (Gallery)

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Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959

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Newspaperman. From the description of Papers of Eugene Meyer, 1819-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83145968 Financier, newspaper executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Eugene Meyer : oral history, 1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309733277 ...

Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981

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Art Historian and first director of the Museum of Modern Art. From the description of Alfred H. Barr, Jr. papers, 1927-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122516895 Correspondence and biographical material collected by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. (1902-1981) on Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956). From the description of Barr/Feininger material, 1927-1944, 1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122531411 Museum director, curator, and critic; New York, N.Y. ...

Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946

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Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer, founder of the Photo-Secession Group, gallery owner, and editor and publisher of photography magazines, most notably, Camera Work. Frank Hermann was an American painter, who spent most of his career in Germany, where he associated with several avant-garde art groups. Childhood friends, Stieglitz and Herrmann were schoolmates, spent time together when Stieglitz was in Europe, and visited each other in the United States when Herrmann returned in 1919....

Modern Gallery (New York, N.Y.)

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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,...

Vignier, Charles, 1863-1934

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Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939

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Naumann, Francis M

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Francis M. Naumann, an art historian and curator, collected this material in preparation for How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, by Marius de Zayas (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996), which he edited. Naumann specializes in Dada and Surrealism in Europe and the United States, and runs a gallery, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, in New York City. Marius de Zayas (1880-1961), an artist and gallery operator, was born in Veracruz, Mexico, the son of Rafael de Zayas, a noted...