Joseph Meierhans papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.meiejose
Creators:
Meierhans, Joseph, b. 1890
Dates:
1924-1969
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
105 Items
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters; addresses; notes; a transcript; photographs; clippings; annoucements; and articles.
Scope and Contents
REEL N69-112: Letters, addresses and notes, which examine the theme of the way 20th century artists have chosen particular techniques and forms. Meierhans comments are included in the transcript of a discussion, 1930 with Karl Knaths; in "A Statement," January, 1955; an address to the New Helvetia Society, Germantown, Pa., February, 1967; and in an undated letter to "Tom," Meierhans explains to his unidentified correspondent the nature of the changes in technique and form which the 20th century artists view of reality has led him to use. He recounts his first associations with modern art, describing John Sloan's classes at the Art Students League, his first meeting with Karl Knaths, and other influences. Also included are clippings, announcements and articles on the Meierhans Galleries, Hagersville, Pa., a nonprofit gallery established by Meierhans for his retirement.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1271: Photographs, including 1 of Meierhans in his gallery, 3 of the Meierhans Art Gallery, and 21 of paintings by Meierhans, 1956-1966.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Perkasie, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N69-112 & 1271 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Reel N69-112: Letter to unidentified correspondent: is a photocopy.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1969 by Joseph Meierhans.

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
Art -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloan, John, 1871-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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