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titleInternational Art records, 1943-1946.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence between Karl Nierendorf of the Nierendorf Gallery in New York City and Estella Kellen (nee Katzenellenbogen) the director of Nierendorf's subsidiary gallery, International Art, in Hollywood. In addition there are notes on "daily happenings" at the gallery and a few exhibition announcements and two note cards.
Some letters are in German.
extent27 items (on partial microfilm reel). reel 2814
formatsCorrespondence Notes
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1978 by Mrs. Estella Katzenellenbogen.
updated02/07/2020 18:19:17
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titlePeg Weiss papers, 1916-1990.
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleThe research papers of Peg Weiss, scholar of German Expressionism and faculty member of Syracuse University, consist largely of the Blue Four Archive: 1,722 letters between Galka Scheyer and members of the Blue Four (Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee); correspondence between Scheyer’s family members (1924-1945) and correspondence with the German Consulate in Los Angeles (both relevant to Holocaust research); letters to Scheyer from composer Ernest Bloch, Felix Klee (son of Paul Klee), Karl Nierendorf, a gallery owner, and Grace McCann Morely, director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; documents related to Scheyer’s house designed by architect Richard Neutra as well as unrealized designs by R.M. Schindler; research materials collected or prepared by Weiss including audiotapes of interviews and slides; computer files (on magnetic tape) and printouts of correspondence and translations; photocopies of the Scheyer correspondence housed at the Norton Simon Museum of Art; Blue Four exhibition catalogs; photocopies of Scheyer’s diaries; and part of Scheyer’s personal library which includes rare edition of Kandinsky, 1913.

Note:
Processed, but uncataloged collection
extentca. 85 linear ft. (171 boxes)
formatsResearch Files
accessProcessed, but uncataloged collection; contact repository for information regarding access.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat507591
record sourcehttp://library.getty.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
finding aidPreliminary inventory available in the repository; box-level control.
acquisition informationGift of Volker Weiss.
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titleSubject file: Nierendorf Gallery: miscellaneous uncataloged material.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleThe folder may include announcements, clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, and other ephemeral material.

Location
MoMA Queens Subject Files

Call Nyumber
NIERENDORF GALLERY
extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b693491~S1
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titleErnst Ludwig Kirchner Letters and papers, 1905-1946.
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleCollection includes twelve letters and postcards from Kirchner, 1916-1932, discussing professional and personal matters, two sketchbooks (and facsimiles), manuscript writings, a copy book with an exhibition outline, photographs of Kirchner's work, press clippings and an inventory of his library.

Biographical and Historical Note
German artist.
extent1.5 lin. ft. (5 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers, except the 2 sketchbooks (boxes 2-3), which are restricted because they are fragile. Contact Curator of prints and drawings or Head of Special Collections for information regarding access.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat104751
record sourcehttp://library.getty.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
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titleAlois Schardt papers, 1917-1956, 1983.
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleSchardt’s Nachlass documents part of the Nazis’ Kulturkampf against Expressionist art in the 1930s. Included are ca. 30 photographs of galleries he had hung in the Kronprinzen-Palais and the Moritzburg Museum, and ca. 100 photographs of works by Expressionist artists such as Willi Baumeister, Paul Klee, and Wilhelm Lembruck. Some of these photographs, like that of Klee’s Wintergarten, may be unique images of a now lost or destroyed work. The papers also contain correspondence related to his dismissal, as well as manuscripts of his published and unpublished writing on many aspects of art history and criticism. Also, limited professional and personal correspondence up until his death in 1955, and a wide variety of photographs of Christian art and architecture (mainly German) from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

Series I, Correspondence and ephemera: Ca. 60 items, including carbons of Schardt’s outgoing correspondence, detailing his increasing difficulties with the Nazi government, including correspondence with Bernhart Rust (Reich minister of science, education, and popular culture) and the bureaucrats in Halle, especially from 1933-1940. Includes 4 letters from Ernst Barlach (1922-1934). A few letters date after the war and are from other Germans involved in the controversies surrounding Expressionist art, such as the dealers Hildebrand Gurlitt and Karl Nierendorf. Also, correspondence with Franz Marc’s widow Maria, and letters in English covering Schardt’s difficulties finding employment in the Los Angeles area (1940-1956), where he had settled his family upon emigrating, and regarding his involvement in the local arts community.

Series II, Writings and lectures: Includes much of Schardt’s published writing, including 14 pieces for the Deutsche allgemeine Zeitung (1921), offprints of articles, mss., typescripts, and preparatory material for his books Franz Marc and Das Initial. Unpublished materials include two versions of his dissertation on human proportion in Egyptian and Greek sculpture; a typescript for a book on the principal characteristics of German art (1933); a ms. and typescript for a book on Lyonel Feininger; and an (unfinished?) ms. and typescript for a book on German art, 1900 to 1940. Schardt also wrote ca. 80 occasional or course lectures in English on a wide variety of topics in the arts.

Series III, Photographs and negatives: Images of the galleries in the Kronprinzen-Palais of the National Gallery, the Moritzburg Museum, and of individual Expressionist works already described. Ca. 1,500 photographs of Christian art and architecture, much of it unidentified and unsorted, principally of churches and their decoration, paintings and plastic arts, and Medieval mss.; also ca. 700 negatives matching some of the photographs.
extent6.5 linear ft. (18 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Clippings Notes
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers.
record linkhttp://library.getty.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=297506
record sourcehttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat297506
finding aidBox and folder list available in the repository; folder-level control.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:02
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titleCollection on the Estate of Karl Nierendorf, 1940-1956, 1976 (bulk 1940-1956)
repositorySolomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives
collection titleThe Collection on Karl Nierendorf dates from 1940 to 1956 with the addition of records created in 1976.

The records are divided into two subseries. Subseries A: Nierendorf Gallery (NG) contains records that were created by or for the NG in the 1940s and collected in the 1970s by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives.

The records in Subseries B: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation relate to the acquisition of the estate after Karl Nierendorf's (KN) death in 1947 and internal research circa 1976 on KN's life and exhibition history.

The records do not include information on works of art displayed at the Nierendorf Gallery prior to the purchase or works that were not included in the sale of the estate. To this date, the location of NG's New York archive, papers, or records is unknown.

Historical Abstract:
In 1948 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF) purchased the entire estate of New York art dealer Karl Nierendorf (KN) acquiring not only purchases made abroad on behalf of the SRGF, but also KN's gallery inventory and art objects.

Preferred Citation:
Collection on the Estate of Karl Nierendorf. A0062. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York, NY.

Call Number:
A0062
extent1 cubic foot (2 boxes)
formatsEphemera Clippings Exhibition Files
accessThis collection is unrestricted Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Manager of the Library and Archives
record linkhttp://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/about-the-collection/new-york/karl-nierendorf-estate/1650
record sourcehttp://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/library-and-archives/archive-collections/A0062/
finding aidHeld at the repository and on the repository's Web site
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