Arensberg archives, 1905-1957.

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Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954. Arensberg archives, 1905-1957.

Arensberg archives, 1905-1957.

Art collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg amassed a seminal collection of Modern and pre-Columbian art between 1913 and 1950 when they presented it to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Arensberg Archives contain correspondence, ephemera, clippings, writings, personal and art collection records, and photographs documenting the couple's art collecting activities as well as their friendship with many important artists, writers, and scholars, including Marcel Duchamp, Charles Sheeler, Walter Pach, Beatrice Wood, and Elmer Ernest Southard. The collection also includes some material related to Walter Arensberg's study of Francis Bacon and the founding of his research institute, the Francis Bacon Foundation.

33 cubic feet.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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In 1921, the Pennsylvania Museum of Art (later renamed the Philadelphia Museum of Art) held a special loan exhibition of colonial silver, mostly American pieces, with some European ones. A catalog of the exhibit was published as Bulletin number 68 in June 1921. There are no clues as to who assembled this special volume. From the description of Bulletin - Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 261233369 Art museum; Philadelphia, Pen...

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,...

Francis Bacon Foundation

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Historical Note The Francis Bacon Library was a private rare book library that stood on the campus of Claremont Colleges, California, from 1960 to 1995. It was established and operated by the Francis Bacon Foundation, created in 1938 by Walter Conrad Arensberg (1878-1954) and his wife, Louise Stevens Arensberg (1879-1953). The library grew out of the private collection of Walter Arensberg, a scholar, poet and art collector born in...

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 ...

Southard, Elmer Ernest, 1876-1920

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Southard (Harvard, M.D. 1901) was Bullard Professor of Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School from 1909 to 1920 and first director of the Boston Psychopathic Hospital, 1912-1920. He had broad theoretical interests in the areas of mental illness and social pathology and instituted the team approach in clinical activities at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital. He was skilled in clinical pathology, gross anatomy and histology, and did research work on correlating behaviorial problems with lesions o...

Pach, Walter, 1883-1958

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Pach: Artist, critic, historian, writer, art consultant, curator; New York, N.Y. Instrumental in organizing the Armory Show, 1913. Winthrop: patron; New York, N.Y. His collection, left to Harvard University, included early American portraits, drawings by English and French artists, and Chinese sculpture. From the description of Walter Pach letter to Grenville Winthrop, 1933 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84852249 American artist and author. From the desc...

Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, 1561-1626, English philosopher, statesman and essayist best known for theories on scientific experimentation; knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Alban in 1621; Lord Chancellor, 1618; died 1626. From the guide to the A Coppy of a letter Conceived to bee writt to the late Duke of Buckingham..., c1650-1700, (Senate House Library, University of London) ...

Wood, Beatrice D.

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Ceramist, educator, artist, and writer; b. 1893; d. 1998. From the description of Beatrice Wood papers, 1852-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81603855 Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) was an American artist and ceramist. From the description of Beatrice Wood papers, 1954-1997 (bulk 1960-1987). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702182309 From the description of "A Nickellette, or Unsophisticated Mary" manuscript and painting. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 7021...

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968

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Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (French:28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art, and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada and was not directly associated with Dada groups. Duchamp is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of...

Arensberg, Louise Stevens.

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