Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kahnmax
Creators:
Kahn, Max
Dates:
1949-1993
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, works of arts, printed material and financial records regarding artists Lee Gatch, J.B. Neumann, Curt Valentine and Max Beckmann. Also included are letters to Kahn regarding museum gifts.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Letters regarding museum gifts are from H. W. Catling, Julia Robertson, Evelyn Harrison, J. Carter Brown, Earl A. Powell, III, Virginia Mecklenburg, Ruth Fine and others.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1128: A card file on paintings by Gatch, 1925-1957, listing title, date, size, exhibition history, locations of reproductions, present location. In addition, there is a photograph of "My Three Aunts" with descriptive notes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dealer, collector; New York, N.Y. Gave financial support to painter Lee Gatch. Kahn was associated with J.B. Neumann from 1947-1953, and with Grace Borgenicht 1953-ca. 1960.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1128 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 1128: Originals returned to Kahn after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 1128 lent for microfilming 1976 and unmicrofilmed material donated 1976 by Max Kahn and in 2007 by David Strauss, Kahn's cousin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gatch, Lee, 1902-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentine, Curt Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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