Jacques Maroger papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.marojacq
Creators:
Maroger, Jacques, 1884-1962
Dates:
1923-1990
Languages:
Many of the items are in French.
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 1 microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material; letters; business records; writings; notes and notebooks; printed material; photographs.
Scope and Contents
Included are a biographical sketch; letters, 1924-1958, from Louis Anquetin, Raoul Dufy, Roger Fry, Augustus John, Gerald Kelly, and Sure Toudu; letters from Henri Verne of the Louvre Museum regarding Maroger's appointment as technical director of conservation for the Louvre, 1930-1939; business records, 1948-1962, containing correspondence and receipts from galleries, museums, and publishers regarding Maroger's paintings and his book The Secret Formulas and Techniques of the Masters, among them Galerie Louis Carre & Co. (Paris), Grand Central Art Galleries (New York City), Studio Publications, and Thomas Y. Crowell publishers; a typescript of a speech delivered by Maroger at the "Conference de Londres"; typescript chapters from his book; writings by unidentifed authors on the preparation of heated oil for painting, 1923 and paint mediums, 1949; notes, undated and 2 notebooks, 1923-1937, containing research on paint mediums, pigments, techniques and the artists who used them; a scrapbook of clippings, 1930-1935 mainly from French newspapers regarding his research, and one, 1941-1949, from Baltimore and New York papers about his students at the Maryland Institute, College of Art and exhibitions of his paintings; loose clippings, 1950-1964; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1947-1962, from Maroger's group and one-man shows at Ferargil Galleries, the Grand Central Art Galleries, including the Maroger Baltimore Group of Painters which showed there, Evergreen House Foundation, Sagittarius Gallery, the Six Realists Gallery, and elsewhere; miscellaneous printed material, 1948-1966; and photographs, 1962, 1990 and undated and a photo album, 1953-1971, of Maroger, his wife Olga, Evergreen House, and works of art (annotated with size and price); of Harry Ladew and a painting of Ladew by Maroger; and of painted furniture, possibly examples for Maroger's painted furniture designs of the Goblins Tapestries.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, conservator; Paris, France, New York, N.Y., and Baltimore, Md. In the 1930s, Maroger was technical director of the laboratories of the Louvre Museum, a professor at the School of the Louvre, and President of the Association of French Restorers. He received the Legion of Honor in 1937. Maroger came to the U.S. in 1939 and taught at the Parsons School of Design and for 20 years at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. He studied the paint mediums of the masters, and outlined them in his book, The Secret Formulas and Techniques of the Masters (New York: Studio Publications, 1948).

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4589 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Simone LeFaivre, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1992 by Simone LeFaivfre, sister of Maroger's widow Olga.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
English translations of twelve letters in French to Maroger were placed in Finding Aids under Maroger at the Archives of American Art's Washington, D.C. office.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ladew, Harry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anquetin, Louis, 1861-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John, Augustus, 1878-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kelly, Gerald, Sir, 1879-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Toudu, Sure Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Verne, Henri, b. 1880 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maryland Institute, College of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musée du Louvre Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evergreen House Foundation (Baltimore, Md.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ferargil Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Galerie Louis Carré Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grand Central Art Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sagittarius Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Six Realists Gallery (Baltimore, Md.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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