A. E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin papers (microfilm)

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.galla
Creators:
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952
Dates:
1898-1951
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers relating to Gallatin's art collection, the Museum of Living Art, and other museums and activities.
Scope and Contents
REELS 507-508: Mainly correspondence. Letters pertain to the Museum of Living Art at New York University; Gallatin's work on the New York Mayor's Committee on National Defense, including many letters from artists regarding war work, 1918-1919; research for bibliographies; family matters; and business affairs. Correspondents include: Oscar Bluemner, Alexander Calder, Warrington Dawson, Robert Delaunay, Charles Demuth, Charles Freer, Walter Gay, William Glackens, Julio Gonzalez, Childe Hassam, Henry McBride, C. R. W. Nevinson, Ben Nicholson, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph & Elizabeth Pennell, Leonce Rosenberg, William Rothenstein, Allan Wade and Elizabeth Wharton.
Scope and Contents
The Bluemner material includes four letters, a sketch, and a note from Oscar Bluemner to Gallatin. Bluemner writes about the 1932 Whitney Museum show, French and American painters, architecture, and painting.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1293: 3 scrapbooks which include official press releases and clippings of artists about the opening of the Gallery of Living Art at NYU, and its subsequent acquisitions, exhibitions, change of name to Museum of Living Art, and discontinuance of the Museum and transfer to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Also included are reproductions of some of the works found in the collection, reproductions of photos taken by Gallatin of artists whose works are in this collection, a 1935 Gallery of Living Art Bulletin, and clippings and a portion of the Catalog of the Gallery of Living Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art collector; New York, N.Y. Gallatin formed one of America's earliest modern art collections, and displayed it as Gallery of Living Art (later Museum of Living Art) at NYU from 1907-1943, when he moved it to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gallatin was also a painter.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 507-508 and 1293 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 507-508: Originals and microfilm master negative in New York Historical Society, Manuscript Division.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 1293: Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 507-508 lent for microfilming in 1973; reel 1293 lent by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and war Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gay, Walter, 1856-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
González, Julio, 1876-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McBride, Henry, 1867-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nevinson, C. R. W. (Christopher Richard Wynne), 1889-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nicholson, Ben, 1894- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosenberg, Léonce, 1879-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rothenstein, Michael, 1908- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wade, Allan, 1881-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dawson, Warrington, 1878-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delaunay, Robert, 1885-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Demuth, Charles, 1883-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery of Living Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Living Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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