Kraushaar Galleries records, 1877-1978, bulk 1926-1968.


Kraushaar Galleries records, 1877-1978, bulk 1926-1968.

The records of the Kraushaar Galleries consist primarily of correspondence between John and Antoinette Kraushaar and the painters, sculptors and other artists whom they represented or whose work they handled, private collectors, galleries, museums, and other art institutions in the United States, South America, Canada, and Europe. Also found are exhibition catalogs, artwork, photographs of artwork, financial and insurance records, receipts, and miscellaneous notes. The collection reflects all activities conducted in the day-to-day operation of the business and relates to the acquisition, loan, sale, and exhibition of art by twentieth century American artists and European artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The records document specific arrangements for loans and exhibitions, artist-dealer relations, relationships with public and private collectors, interaction with art dealers, and routine requests for information. Correspondents include artists Humbert Albrizio, Bernard Arnest, Peggy Bacon, Gifford Beal, Reynolds Beal, Louis Bouché, Russell Cowles, Leonard DeLonga, Charles Demuth, Kenneth Evett, William Dean Fausett, Vaughn Flannery, William Glackens (and his widow, Edith, following his death in 1938), Ernst Halberstadt, Tom Hardy, John Hartell, John Heliker, Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, James Lechay, Harriette Miller, Carl Morris, James Penney, Charles Prendergast (regarding his work and work of his brother, Maurice), Boardman Robinson, Henry Schnakenberg, John Sloan, Vernon Smith, and Esther Williams; collectors Preston Harrison, Duncan Phillips, Elizabeth S. Navas (regarding her work to assemble the Roland P. Murdock Collection of the Witchita Art Museum) and others; and institutions, among them the Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Institute, Cleveland Museum of Art, Lehigh University (Ralph L. Wilson), Museum of Modern Art, New Britain Institute (Alix W. Stanley), Toledo Museum of Art, University of Nebraska Art Dept. (Dwight Kirsch), and the Whitney Museum of American Art; and European art dealers, such as Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., Ernest Brown and Co., Etienne Bignou, Paul Guillaume, J. Allard, and others. The Photographs series consists of 222 undated photographs of works of art taken by various studios, presumably shown to customers and used by Kraushaar Galleries for advertising. (These are in addition to photographs contained within Series 1-3). The artwork consists of 2 items: a print, ca. 1926, from Marguerite and William Zorach conveying a Christmas greeting, and a print by an unidentified artist, ca. 1938. Records lent for microfilming in 1956 include: a clipping book, 1907-1930, containing primarily reviews of exhibitions; loose clippings, 1930-1946; photographs of paintings shown, photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son and by Colten; and a group of photographs and clippings related to George Luks. Business correspondence with artists and galleries, much of which is alphabetical. Financial and business records include ledgers and journals of sales and purchases, publicity files, and records of incoming and outgoing consignments and loans. Artwork includes a 1933 sketchbook by James Penney and drawings, sketches, and sketchbooks (4 vol.) by Louis Bouche. Also included are miscellaneous artist files and photographs of works of art including 3 albums by Peter A. Juley, photographer, A-Z by artist with catalogue numbers.

53.5 linear ft.Addition: 32.3 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7082398

Archives of American Art

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Art Institute of Chicago. (corporateBody)

Toledo Museum of Art (corporateBody)

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Art gallery; New York, N.Y; Established 1885 by Charles W. Kraushaar as the Kraushaar Galleries as a small store on Broadway near 31st Street. Charles and brother John F. Kraushaar moved the Galleries in 1901 to 260 Fifth Ave. and began adding more modern French and American painters. They became interested in "The Eight" group of American realists. George Luks, a member of "The Eight" was probably the first major Amerian artist represented at Kraushaar, and in 1917 John Sloan was invited to hol...

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Schnakenberg, H. E. 1892-1970. (person)

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Penney, James, 1910- (person)

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University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Dept. of Art. (corporateBody)

DeLonga, Leonard. (person)

Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969 (person)

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Smith, Vernon, 1894-1969 (person)

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Glackens, Edith. (person)

Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935 (person)

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Williams, Esther, 1907-1969 (person)

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Lechay, James (person)

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Glackens, William J., 1870-1938. (person)

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Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956 (person)

The vertical files of the Whitney Library originated with the Museum's founding in 1930 and include research materials on 20th century American art. Central to the collection are the files of the American Art Research Council, an agency administered by the Whitney Museum between 1942 and 1948, in cooperation with thirty museums and university art departments, to document and authenticate American art. The library now serves as a repository for the AARC records. The Council compiled records of th...

Hartell, John. (person)

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