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Archives related to: Navas, Elizabeth S., b. 1895

titleElizabeth S. Navas papers, 1939-1963.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionCorrespondence, photographs, clippings, magazines and statements by 20th century artists on their works bought for the Roland P. Murdock Collection of the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, by Navas.
Artists represented include: Peggy Bacon, Louis Bouche, William Brice, Charles E. Burchfield, Paul Burlin, Kenneth Callahan, John S. Copley, Russell Cowles, John S. Curry, Stuart Davis, Jose de Creeft, Adolf Dehn, Walt Dehner, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Guy Pene DuBois, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Raphael Gleitsmann, George Grosz, John E. Heliker, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Alexander R. James, Jonah Kinigstein, Frederick D. Kirsch, Walt Kuhn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Gaston Lachaise, James Lechay, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Henry E. Mattson,
Carl Morris, George L. K. Morris, Roy Moyer, Charles Oscar, James Penney, Anne Poor, Henry V. Poor, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Henry E. Schnakenberg, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, John Sloan, Houghton C. Smith, Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, Franklin C. Watkins, Max Weber, Clara M. Williamson, Karl Zerbe, and William Zorach.
extent0.4 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel). reel D251
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Clippings Artist Files
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record source
acquisition informationDonated 1963 by Elizabeth S. Navas.
updated03/16/2023 10:29:53

titleKraushaar Galleries records, 1901-1968 (bulk 1926-1968)
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionThe records of the Kraushaar Galleries consist primarily of correspondence between John and Antoinette Kraushaar and the painters, sculptors and other artists whom they represented or whose work they handled, private collectors, galleries, museums, and other art institutions in the United States, South America, Canada, and Europe.

Also found are exhibition catalogs, artwork, photographs of artwork, financial and insurance records, receipts, and miscellaneous notes. The collection reflects all activities conducted in the day-to-day operation of the business and relates to the acquisition, loan, sale, and exhibition of art by twentieth-century American artists and European artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The records document specific arrangements for loans and exhibitions, artist-dealer relations, relationships with public and private collectors, interaction with art dealers, and routine requests for information.
Correspondents include artists Humbert Albrizio, Bernard Arnest, Peggy Bacon, Gifford Beal, Reynolds Beal, Louis Bouché, Russell Cowles, Leonard DeLonga, Charles Demuth, Kenneth Evett, William Dean Fausett, Vaughn Flannery, William Glackens (and his widow, Edith, following his death in 1938), Ernst Halberstadt, Tom Hardy, John Hartell, John Heliker, Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, James Lechay, Harriette Miller, Carl Morris, James Penney, Charles Prendergast (regarding his work and work of his brother, Maurice), Boardman Robinson, Henry Schnakenberg, John Sloan, Vernon Smith, and Esther Williams; collectors Preston Harrison, Duncan Phillips, Elizabeth S. Navas (regarding her work to assemble the Roland P. Murdock Collection of the Witchita Art Museum) and others; and institutions, among them the Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Institute, Cleveland Museum of Art, Lehigh University (Ralph L. Wilson), Museum of Modern Art, New Britain Institute (Alix W. Stanley), Toledo Museum of Art, University of Nebraska Art Dept. (Dwight Kirsch), and the Whitney Museum of American Art; and European art dealers, such as Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., Ernest Brown and Co., Etienne Bignou, Paul Guillaume, J. Allard, and others.

The Photographs series consists of 222 undated photographs of works of art taken by various studios, presumably shown to customers and used by Kraushaar Galleries for advertising. (These are in addition to photographs contained within Series 1-3). The artwork consists of 2 items: an print, ca. 1926, from Marguerite and William Zorach conveying a Chrismas greeting, and a print by an unidentified artist, ca. 1938.

REELS NKR 1-NKR 3: Records lent for microfilming in 1956 include: a clipping book, 1907-1930, containing primarily reviews of exhibitions; loose clippings, 1930-1946; photographs of paintings shown, photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son and by Colten; and a group of photographs and clippings related to George Luks.
extent53.5 linear feet
formatsWorks of Art Financial Records Catalogs Photographs
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updated11/12/2014 11:29:59