Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lachgast
Creators:
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935
Lachaise, Isabelle Nagle, d. 1957
Dates:
1903-1962
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
(microfilmed on 4 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; photographs; photograph albums; scrapbooks; exhibition material; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REELS 325-327: Correspondence; photograph albums; scrapbooks; clippings; and exhibition material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1034: Correspondence, 1925-1934, including mainly 23 letters to Lachaise from Alfred Stieglitz discussing Lachaise's exhibiting some works at the Anderson Galleries and his financial dealings with Stieglitz; letters to Isabelle Lachaise from friends and artists including Carl Van Vechten, Alfred Stieglitz, Bertram Hartman, and Carl Sprinchorn; correspondence relating to the sale of Gaston Lachaise's work; and correspondence relating to biographies of Gaston Lachaise. In addition, there are 3 photographs of paintings in the estate of Isabelle Lachaise: a drawing by Max Weber, a 1923 painting by Yasuo Kuniyoshi; and a painting by John Marin.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. and Maine. Best known for his stylized monumental female nudes, dating from 1918 to the 1930s.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 325-327 & 1034 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the Lachaise Foundation.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1972-1974 by John Pierce, Managing Trustee, Lachaise Foundation. Pierce is the grand-nephew of Isabelle Lachaise.

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
Sculpture, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marin, John, 1870-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Max, 1881-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartman, C. Bertram, 1882-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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