Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Archives of American Art collection, 1866-1968.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art. Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Archives of American Art collection, 1866-1968.

Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Archives of American Art collection, 1866-1968.

Correspondence, printed material, writings, and other personal papers collected by Carl Zigrosser and Leila Mechlin and later added to by others, all relating to American art. Letters to Leila Mechlin, Henry Schnakenberg and Hudson Walker. Correspondents include Robert Abbe, John Taylor Arms, Cecelia Beaux, Paul Bartlett, Gifford Beal, Paul Cadmus, Charles Curran, Royal Cortissoz, Kenyon Cox, Philip Evergood, John David Graham, Reginald Marsh, Joseph Pennell, John Sloan and many others. Some letters include printed material and photographs. Mechlin material includes writings, photographs and letters from Mary Augusta Mullikin describing her life and travels in China, 1933. Also included are letters from Adolph Dehn and Jose de Creeft to Juliana Force; from Ernest Haskell and Kenneth Hayes Miller to Carl Zigrosser; miscellaneous letters from Marc Chagall, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Louis Eilshemius and Childe Hassam; an autobiography of William Sartain; and material on Thomas Eakins, including letters, a list of expenses, 1867, and motion study material,including writings, sketches and photographs taken with a camera invented by Eakins. Charles Burchfield letters; Susan and Thomas Eakins material; Jacques Lipchitz correspondence; Henry McCarter letters; and Carl Zigrosser correspondence. The Burchfield letters consist of 41 items, 1929-1947, from Burchfield regarding exhibitions, sales, and his paintings. The Eakins material includes letters from Susan Eakins to the Milch Galleries, 1933-1935, regarding the sale of Thomas Eakins' work, receipts from the Milch Galleries, Thomas' expense book, ca. 1866, for daily living in Paris and Switzerland and an autographed account of expenses while at school in Paris, April 12, 1867, a photograph of Susan Eakins by Carl van Vechten, a photograph of Eakins, and 71 engraved portraits from the collection of Thomas Eakins. The Lipchitz correspondence is with R. Sturgis Ingersoll regarding Lipchitz's commission for the sculpture "Prometheus." Also included are 8 letters from Curt Valentin to Ingersoll regarding Lipchitz. The McCarter material includes 66 letters, 1933-1942, some containing sketches, from McCarter to Mrs. George B. Roberts regarding paintings, frames, exhibitions, and offering painting advice. The Zigrosser correspondence is regarding the purchase of prints from the regional projects of the WPA for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and later included in the exhibition "Between Two Wars" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Included are invoices and inventories of the prints from the various offices.

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Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973

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Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956

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Sartain, William, 1843-1924

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Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967

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Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919

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Mural painter, illustrator, teacher, and writer; New York, N.Y. From the description of Kenyon Cox letters, 1893-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122456081 American artist, author. From the description of Kenyon Cox papers, circa 1860-1922. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505719883 Kenyon Cox was an American artist, born in Ohio, who studied in Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Paris, 1877-1882. He moved to New York in 1...

Graham, John, 1887-1961

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Jack Mayer was an art dealer and owner of Gallery Mayer, New York, which handled the work of painter John Graham. Graham, born Ivan Gratsianovitch Dombrovski in Kiev, Russia in 1886 (baptised in 1881, hence the use of that year on many authoritative sources), came to N.Y. in 1920 and was a central figure among American avant-garde artists, especially from the late 1920s to 1940s. Graham was also a collector of African art which inspired an interest in primitivism in his work. Graham moved to Mex...

Haskell, Ernest, 1876-1925

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Painter, etcher, lithographer, illustrator, writer. Born in Connecticut; worked in art department of NEW YORK AMERICAN. Studied in Paris, returned to New York, created caricatures and posters. Famous for portrait of Joan and Jock Whitney. Settled in Maine. From the description of Ernest Haskell papers, 1892-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79271705 ...

Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952

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Kenneth Hayes Miller's correspondence with Carl Zigrosser concerned prints by Miller for sale at the Weyhe Gallery. From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1919, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155902258 Painter, instructor and etcher; New York, N.Y. Born Oneida, New York. Taught at William Merritt Chase's New York School of Art, 1900-1910, and Art Students League, 1912-1936. From the des...

Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941

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Painter, poet and composer. From the description of Louis Eilshemuis letter and business card [manuscript], 1925 Aug 10. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174964755 Painter, mathematician, composer, writer. New York, New York. From the description of Louis M. Eilshemius letter to Mr. W.J.F., 1935 Mar. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80438534 Painter, draftsman, writer, composer; New York, New York. Born 1864. Died 1941. From th...