John D. Graham notebook and sketchbook

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.grahjohd
Creators:
Graham, John, 1887-1961
Dates:
1944-1946
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Item
partial microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Journal, ca. 1944-1946, containing notes and quotations on art, religion, love, some of it in French; and sketches, executed in an account book formerly kept by a William Hawkins, which has an entry as early as 1846. It was either purchased by or given to Graham and used as a sketchbook.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, collector; New York and Mexico. Born Ivan Gratsianovitch Dombrovski in Kiev, Russia. His birthday is listed as 27 December, 1886 but after 1917 Russia adopted the Gregorian calendar changing the date to 7 January, 1887. He moved to New York in 1920, changing his name to John Dabrowsky Graham. He was a central figure among American avant-garde artists, especially from the late 1920's-1940's.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel N/70-77 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Gertrude Stein, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1970 by Mrs. Gertrude Stein, owner of the Gertrude Stein Gallery, 998 Madison Ave., NYC. Presumably Stein acquired the notebooks in her work as an art dealer. Additional notebooks in the John Graham papers on microfilm at the Archives of American Art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cubism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Expatriate painters -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surrealism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Russia -- Kiev Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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