Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kantmorr
Creators:
Kantor, Morris, 1896-1974
Dates:
1905-1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.6 Linear feet
(on 4 microfilm reels)
0.7 Linear feet
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, exhibition materials, writings, printed materials, photographs, sketchbooks, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents
REEL D114: Correspondence, including letters from students, friends, and institutions; sketchbooks; and scrapbooks. Correspondents include: Sperry Andrews, Benjamin G. Benno, Edith Brodsky, Alice Forman, George Grosz, Anita Hatofsky, Alvin and Helen King Hattorf, John E. Hubbard, Werner Koepf, Samuel M. Kootz, David Nathan Lund, Garnett McCoy, Walter Pach, Charles Allen Patterson, Rubin Reif, Alvin Ross, Sonia Sekula, Vaclav Vytlacil, and Franklin C. Watkins.
Scope and Contents
REEL 969: Correspondence, mostly concerning the exhibition and loan of paintings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and photographs of his work with Kantor's notes analyzing them.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3784-3785 Biographical material; correspondence, including letters from Kantor's students, personal letters, letters of condolence to Kantor's widow after his death, and others; notes on painting and teaching, and drafts for lectures; business records, including statements from the Rehn Gallery, a record book of income and expenses, receipts and records relating to teaching and household expenses; art works, including working drawings, sketches and paintings on paper; exhibition catalogs and announcements; printed material; and photographs of Kantor and of his work.
Scope and Contents
REEL 439 AND SCANNED Photo of Kantor, taken by Kuniyoshi,and previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I; it has now been scanned and returned to the Kantor papers.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: A resume; a letter from Ala Story, 1972; ten notebooks and loose pages containing handwritten notes, essays, and other writings by Kantor; an account book, 1971-1973; photographs of the Kantor family, ca. 1905, photographs of Kantor, Kantor in his Welfleet, Mass. studio, his work, his New York studio at the time of his death taken by Lee Friedlander, and snapshots of the view of Union Square from his studio window; among the photographers are Peter A. Juley & Son, De Witt Ward, and Yasuo Kiniyoshi; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1929-1971; reproductions of paintings by Kantor; and clippings, 1965-1974. Also included are letters from the Zabriskie Gallery to Mrs. Morris Kantor, 1976.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New City, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D114, 969, and 3784-3785 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials on reels D114 and 969 donated 1963-1969 by Morris Kantor. Material on reels 3784-3785 donated 1976-1984 by Martha (Mrs. Morris) Kantor and Syracuse University, which had been given some of Kantor's papers. The addition was transferred from the National Museum of American Art, 1997, which had received it from Martha Kantor for use in researching the large number of Kantor's works in the museum's collection.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New City Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hattorf, Alvin F., 1899- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hattorf, Helen King Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hubbard, John E., 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Koepf, Werner, 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lund, David, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCoy, Garnett Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patterson, Charles Allen, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reif, Rubin, 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sekula, Sonja, 1918-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vytlacil, Vaclav, 1892-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Andrews, Sperry, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benno, Benjamin, 1901-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brodsky, Edith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forman, Alice, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grosz, George, 1893-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hatofsky, Anita Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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