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Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979

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role Collector Patron Scholar/Critic/Expert
dates 1906–1979
city Norwalk
stateCT
other citiesHartford, CT;
gender M
historical notes James Thrall Soby was a collector, critic, curator and tobacco heir.

Soby left his collection of paintings, sculpture and drawings to the Museum of Modern Art; he also served as a trustee and benefactor of the Museum of Modern Art.

Soby's collection included work by Picasso, de Chirico, Berard, Derain, Matisse, MirĂł, and others as he championed the surrealists and other contemporary artists.


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1930-1940
1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
1970-1980
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The Museum of Modern Art James Thrall Soby Papers, ca. 1930-1970, bulk ca. 1930-1960. see details...
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art James Thrall Soby Papers see details...
The Getty Research Institute Man Ray letters and album, 1922-1976. see details...
The Getty Research Institute James Thrall Soby papers, 1928-1975 (bulk 1935-1955) see details...
The Getty Research Institute Joan MirĂł letters, 1935-1958. see details...
The Getty Research Institute Letter : Geneva, to James Thrall Soby, New Canaan, 1974 April 12. see details...
The Getty Research Institute Richard Huelsenbeck letters received and papers relating to Jean Arp, 1935-1964. see details...
Archives of American Art Alfred Hamilton Barr papers, [ca. 1915-1983]. see details...
Archives of American Art James Thrall Soby interview, 1970 July 7. see details...
Archives of American Art Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990 (bulk 1933-1970) see details...
Archives of American Art Joseph S. Trovato papers, [ca. 1945-1980]. see details...
Archives of American Art Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Archives pamphlet file : Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979 : miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art James Johnson Sweeney Papers, ca. 1930s-1960s see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Papers, 1927-1984 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Collectors Records, 1929-1987 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Monroe Wheeler Papers, 1923-1985 [Bulk Dates: 1940s-1960s] see details...
The Museum of Modern Art The Dorothy C. Miller Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1980's, bulk ca. 1942-1969 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art The Paul Rosenberg Archives, 1905-2000 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art William S. Lieberman Papers, 1948-1984 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Sound Recordings of Museum-Related Events, 1939- see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Grace M. Mayer Papers, 1929-1997 see details...
The Museum of Modern Art Victor D'Amico papers, 1926-2011 1942-1969. see details...