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André Dunoyer de Segonzac correspondence and writings, 1903-1973.

Dunoyer de Segonzac, André, 1884-1974.

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  • Title:
    André Dunoyer de Segonzac correspondence and writings, 1903-1973.
  • Author/Creator: Dunoyer de Segonzac, André, 1884-1974.
  • Creation Date: 1903-1973.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: French painter and printmaker.
  • Arrangement: Organization: I. Letters sent, 1937-1970; II. Letters received, 1919-1952; III. Letters received from Louise Hervieu, 1923-1952; IV. Photographs; V. Essays and notes.
  • Physical Desc.: ca. 180 items..
  • Summary: The collection consists of correspondence relating to business and personal matters, photographs of the artist and his work, as well as notes and essays written by Segonzac.
    Series I. Letters, 1937-1970: Ca. thirty letters written by Segonzac; thirteen of these are addressed to his friend Julien Cain, Administrateur General of the Bibliotheque Nationale, discussing Cain's work on a catalogue of Segonzac's engravings, as well as Cain's work at the Bibliotheque, and personal matters. Sixteen letters to Germain Bazin, Edouard Righetti, Helen Desjardin, Fred Uhler, the Swiss editor Richard Heyd and others; these primarily concern the artist's work and private life. This file includes copies of letters to the dealer Andre Level (acc. no. 850779). In chronological order.
    Series II. Letters received, 1919-1966: One hundred and five letters written to Segonzac from the Forrer family, Andre Lhote, Ambroise Vollard, Frank Crowninshield, Alice Garret, Nyota-Inyoka, Nicole Groult, Gabriel Paris, Ignacio Zuloaga, Josef Oberberger (1941, illustrated), Andre Luguet, Bobsy and Barney Goodspeed, Mateo Hernandez, Arthur Harris, Anthony Eden, Pierre and Marguerite Falke, Frantz Jourdain, Tosca Favory, the artist's father, and others. One letter from the Musee Bourdelle contains an essay by Segonzac on Isadora Duncan. Letters are primarily personal in nature, though there is some discussion of Jean Louis Boussingault, exhibitions and the Salon d'Automne. In chronological order.
    Series III. Letters received from Louise Hervieu, 1923-1952: Twenty-one letters from the French writer and painter. These include discussion of the planning of her book "L'ame du cirque" with Segonzac and Luc-Albert Moreau, her exhibitions and her poor health (she suffered from hereditary syphilis). With a printed review by Henri Gougerot of Hervieu's "Le Malade vous parle" and a copy of her book "Le Crime," in which she has written a note to Segonzac. In chronological order.
    Series IV. Photographs: Eight photographs (some inscribed) of Segonzac, and five photographs of the artist's work.
    Series V. Essays and notes: A 6 p. autobiographical essay entitled "Comment je suis devenu graveur," describing the development of Segonzac's engraving technique; a 4 p. typescript of an interview with Segonzac by Villeboeuf called "Grandeur et permanence de l'art francais" (handwritten corrections have been made to the text by Segonzac). Collection also includes seven pieces of miscellaneous notes by the artist, and one ink drawing of a wounded soldier.
  • Language: French
  • Notes: Mss.; some printed material.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Hervieu, Louise, 1878-1954. Ame du cirque Moreau, Luc-Albert, 1882-1948 Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 Boussingault, Jean-Louis, 1883-1943 Salon d'automne Engraving, French -- 20th century Painting, French -- 20th century
  • Contributors: Bazin, Germain. Cain, Julien, 1887-1974. Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947. Desjardin, Helen. Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977. Falké, Pierre. Favory, Tosca. Garret, Alice. Gougerot, Henri, 1881-1955. Harris, Arthur. Hernández, Mateo, 1884-1949. Oberberger, Josef, 1905-1994. Jourdain, Frantz, 1847-1935. Level, André. Lhote, André, 1885-1962. Luguet, André. Righetti, Edouard. Uhler, Fred. Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939. Zuloaga, Ignacio, 1870-1945. Heyd, Richard.
  • ID/Accession Number: 86-A18
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 84394054
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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