Godfrey O. Gaston correspondence

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gastgodf
Creators:
Gaston, Godfrey O., 1928-
Dates:
1964-1991
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence with and/or relating to artists John Singer Sargent, Walt Kuhn, Grant Wood, George A. Curtis, Anne Marie Jauss, and others. Approximately 300 items.
Scope and Contents
The Sargent related correspondence (77 items) is between Gaston, Director of Research at Kennedy Galleries and Knoedler Gallery, and David McKibbin, art librarian at the Boston Athenaeum and authority on John Singer Sargent. The letters deal with McKibbin's catalogue raisonné on Sargent, specific works, authenticity, and the Charles M. Mount controversy regarding fake Sargent paintings. Four of the letters are from Rodney Armstrong, Director of the Athenaeum, regarding McKibbin's death and his work on Sargent.
Scope and Contents
Relating to Kuhn are 29 letters from Brenda Kuhn, daughter of Walt Kuhn, 1971-1980, primarily dealing with Gaston's articles on the vandalization of her father's "Little Nugget" club car which he designed and built in 1937 for the streamliner "City of Los Angeles" and which traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles; ca. 50 letters from George A. Curtis and several articles and catalogs about him; ca. 60 letters from Anne Marie Jauss, mostly from N.J., 1971-1989, along with photos of her work, and an obituary, 1991. Other letters include: one from Grant Wood's sister, Nan Wood Graham, referring to Grant Wood's portrait of Henry Wallace for the cover of Time magazine (1940); several from historian Thomas B. Brumbaugh; two from Wynn Chamberlain from the Edwin Hewitt Gallery; two from Alexander Archipenko, one from Vivian Nichols regarding the Virginia Steele Scott Foundation, one from Katrina Fischer, daughter of Anton Otto Fischer, and one from Karl Kup.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gallery director, art historian; New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, Calif. Born 1928. Died 2002.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Godfrey O. Gaston.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armstrong, Rodney Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mount, Charles Merrill Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fischer, Katrina Sigsbee. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chamberlain, Elwyn M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graham, Nan Wood Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuhn, Brenda, 1911- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McKibbin, David Milton Kendall, 1906-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kup, Karl, 1903-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jauss, Anne Marie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtis, George A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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