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Paul Gauguin letters and writings, 1879-1903.

Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903.

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  • Title:
    Paul Gauguin letters and writings, 1879-1903.
  • Author/Creator: Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903.
  • Creation Date: 1879-1903.
  • Arrangement: Organization: I. Letters (folders 1-3); II. Essays and notes (folder 4-5).
  • Physical Desc.: 24 items..
  • Summary: Collection consists of letters to Camille Pissarro, Emile Schuffenecker, Emile Bernard and to several other correspondents; letters of Mette Gauguin to Pissarro and Andre Level; and essays and notes written by Gauguin on social, religious and aesthetic issues.
    Series I. Letters: This group of sixteen letters written over a twenty year period treats a wide variety of topics ranging from practical and legal matters to issues in contemporary art. Of special interest are letters to Camille Pissarro concerning potential exhibitions and the promotion of Pissarro's work (1879-1885); to Emile Schuffenecker discussing the sale of paintings and financial concerns (1885-1890); to Emile Bernard describing in detail his plans for an "atelier du Tropique" and commenting on "primitive" life; to Henri Bataille, director of the Journal des Artistes, musing on the "style nouveau" in painting and the decorative arts (1894); and to the French lawyer and newspaper editor Leonce Brault protesting racial injustice in Tahiti. Other correspondents include Ambroise Vollard, George Daniel de Monfried and William Mollard. Collection also includes letters by Gauguin's wife Mette to Camille Pissarro recommending the painter Mogens Ballin and to the art dealer Andre Level (1914). Also included is a brief letter from Gustave Geffroy to Gauguin, and a previously unpublished letter from Gauguin to the Danish painter Willemsen, as printed in Les Marges (L'Annee Litteraire).
    Series II. Essays and notes: Consists of several sheets of an essay on social issues including the education of children, marriage and prostitution; a draft of a letter proposing a book on art and commenting on the "madness" of Van Gogh; and a fragment of a letter describing technical aspects of his work and characterizing contemporary painting in Paris. Also includes 7 p. of notes containing musings on spiritual matters - the saints, the writings of Paul, the Bible and the parables of Jesus. With two pencil sketches and a note from Louis Vauxcelles verifying the authenticity of the manuscript (1932).
  • Language: French
  • Notes: Holographs; Mss.
  • Form/Genre: Sketches
  • Subjects: Ballin, Mogens, 1871- Painting, French -- 19th century
  • Contributors: Bataille, Henry, 1872-1922. Bernard, Emile, 1868-1941. Brault, Leonce. Geffroy, Gustave, 1855-1926. Level, André. Mollard, William. Monfried, Georges Daniel de. Pissarro, Camille, 1830-1903. Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939. Vauxcelles, Louis, 1870-1924.
  • ID/Accession Number: 86-A10
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 123373188
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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