Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sandmarc
Creators:
Sandler, Marc, 1907-1968
Dates:
1947-1955
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence between Sandler and George Grosz, Harry Wickey, Grant Reynard, Aaron Bohrod, Joseph Hirsch, Raphael Soyer, and others; a 62-page manuscript on Grosz, written by Sandler shortly before his death. It recounts Sandler's chance encounter with Grosz in a Berlin cafe in 1932 when Grosz was pondering an invitation to teach at the Art Students League; it also recalls their respective escapes to the U.S. during World War II; and their reunion in New York City in 1946.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art collector; Sweden and Pennsylvania. Swedish-born Sandler came to the United States in 1940 as a courier on a confidential mission to the Swedish embassy regarding Hitler. According to his son Ralph, he and his wife had started an art collection in Sweden, but when they were divorced after coming to this country, his wife kept the collection. Marc moved to Pittsburgh, where he started collecting once again, this time focusing on American paintings that were not, in his words, "sucked into the whirlpool of French movements."

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3682-3683 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Ralph Sandler, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming March 1986 by Ralph Sandler, son of Marc Sandler.

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
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art patronage -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reynard, Grant T., 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wickey, Harry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bohrod, Aaron Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grosz, George, 1893-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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