Letters sent to Paul B. Haviland, 1915-1918.

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Zayas, Marius de. Letters sent to Paul B. Haviland, 1915-1918.

Letters sent to Paul B. Haviland, 1915-1918.

Four letters to the collector Paul B. Haviland, concerning the founding of the Modern Gallery in New York, 1915. The letters furnish information about the purpose for establishing the Gallery; the functions played by collectors such as Haviland, Eugene Meyer (as director and financier for the Gallery) and his wife, Agnes Meyer as consultant; the connections between this branch gallery with Stieglitz's "291" gallery; and the plans for exhibitions. Included are three additional items: a typescript announcement of the opening of the Modern Gallery in October, 1915 which was to appear in the paper for "291" no. 9; a handwritten copy of a letter from Zayas to Stieglitz addressing the relationship between the two galleries; and a handwritten copy of Stieglitz' reply with his thoughts on "291."

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Moderna galerija (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

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Haviland, Paul Burty, 1880-1950

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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...

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....

Meyer, Eugene C.

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Zayas, Marius de

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Marius de Zayas (1880-1961) was a Mexican draughtsman, caricaturist and art critic. Together with Marcel Duchamp and Stieglitz, he was a member of group "291" and one of the first persons to introduce Picasso to America. He wanted to give the public the opportunity to buy evolving modern art at reasonable prices thereby arousing greater interest in contemporary arts. As founder of the Modern Gallery, he was mainly interested in exhibiting "negro" art, Mexican idols, photography and artists such ...

"291" (Gallery)

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