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Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909

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role Collector Scholar/Critic/Expert Dealer/Gallery
dates 1855-1909
city Newcastle
other citiesWashington, DC; New York, NY; Buffalo, NY; Albany, NY;
gender M
historical notes Arts administrator, museum director, collector, private dealer and editor. Attended Washington & Jefferson College and the National Academy of Design.

Began his career as the editor of National Academy of Design's "National Academy Notes," 1881-1889, American Art Union Magazine (1884), and New York Daily Star (1889). He was Director of the Art Dept., Southern Exposition (Louisville, Ky.), 1883-1886; Ass't. Chief, Dept. of Fine Arts, World's Columbian Exposition; Director, Art Dept., St. Louis Exposition & Music Hall Assoc., 1894-1899 (where he introduced the Glasgow school of painting, a group of Scottish artists and the Danish School in 1895); Asst. Director of Fine Arts, U.S. Commission to the International Universal Exposition, Paris, 1900; and Asst. Chief, Dept. of Fine Arts, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904.

From 1905-1909, Kurtz was director of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy (later the Albright Art Gallery), and editor of Academy Notes.
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Archives of American Art Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990 (1884-1909).
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Archives of American Art Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Department of Art records, 1896-1908. see details...
Archives of American Art National Academy of Design letterbook, 1891-1916. see details...
Archives of American Art American Art Association records, 1853-1924. see details...

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