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Creelman, Alice Buell

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role Dealer/Gallery Collector Artist
dates 1858-1952
city New York City
other citiesMarietta, OH; Paris, France;
gender F
historical notes Alice Leffingwell Buell Creelman was an art dealer and collector. She was married to the journalist James Creelman (1859 – 1915, m. Paris, 1891).
Creelman sold several paintings to Henry Clay Frick including the following:
- Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), 1477/1490 – 1576, Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap, 1516 (purchased in 1915)
- Hans Holbein, the Younger, 1497/1498 – 1543, Thomas Cromwell, 1532– 1533 (purchased in 1915)
- James McNeill Whistler, 1834 – 1903, Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs. Frances Leyland (purchased in 1917).
- Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1599 – 1641, Sir John Suckling (purchased in 1918)

Creelman was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York.

Creelman had four children: Edward Dunwoodie Creelman, 1892-1893; James Ashmore Creelman, 1894–1941 (playwright); Constance Alice Creelman, 1898–1982 (husband Harold Wood Huntley 1882–1955); Helen “Eileen” Buell Creelman Davenport, 1902–1975 (motion picture critic, husband Frederick Morgan Davenport Jr., 1900–1976).

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Ohio State University Libraries James Creelman Papers see details...
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Frick Art Reference Library Central Correspondence — Dealers, 1920–present see details...
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series I: Art Files, 1881-1925, undated. see details...
Archives of American Art Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968 (bulk 1892-1953). see details...
Detroit Institute of Arts The Charles Moore Papers, 1905-1917 see details...
The Cleveland Museum of Art Records of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, 1913-1930 see details...
Archives of American Art Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969, bulk 1919-1968 see details...
The Winterthur Library Antique Dealers papers, 1911-1957 see details...
The G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton Records, 1908-1930 see details...

see also:
Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919