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Henri Matisse letters, 1904-1953.

Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954.

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  • Title:
    Henri Matisse letters, 1904-1953.
  • Author/Creator: Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954.
  • Creation Date: 1904-1953.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: French painter and sculptor.
  • Arrangement: Organization: I. Letters, 1904-1950 (folders 1-3); II. Letters to Charles Thorndike and Henri Donias, 1924-1953 (folders 4-10).
  • Physical Desc.: ca. 105 items..
  • Summary: Collection contains ca. 105 letters to several correspondents including Andre Level, Christian Zervos, Andre Lhote, Charles Thorndike, Henri Donias, and Olga Meerson. Subjects include the sale of paintings, reproductions of his work, publications about the artist, work in progress, and personal matters.
    Series I. Letters: 1904-1950. Ca. 50 letters and cards written by Matisse to the dealer Andre Level (1904); Olga Meerson (1908-1910); the psychiatrist Paul Dubois, mostly concerning his opinion of Meerson as an artist (1911); Luc Albert Moreau (1920); Andre Lhote, concerning the selection of his paintings for the Salon des Independants (1936); Raymond Escholier (1941); the painter Jean Claude Sardou (1942); Christian Zervos, concerning an article appearing in "Cahiers d'art" (1949); and Mlle. Luigi commenting on "Jazz" (1943). With one black and white photograph of Matisse (n.d.). In chronological order.
    Series II. Letters to Charles Thorndike and Henri Donias, 1924-1953. Ca. fifty-five personal letters to close friends Charles Thorndike, Mme. Thorndike and Henri Donias. The correspondence covers all topics, from the health of Matisse and his wife to his work and other subjects of interest. Two notes to Thorndike are signed "Janet," apparently written by Matisse as a joke. Of particular interest in this series is a 12 p. typescript list of the books in Matisse's personal library (1943 May). In chronological order.
  • Language: French
  • Additional Formats: Microfiche available.
  • Notes: Holographs, signed.
  • Form/Genre: Inventories
  • Subjects: Sculpture, French -- 20th century Painting, French -- 20th century
  • Contributors: Chachaut, Lucien. Dubois, Paul, 1848-1918. Escholier, Raymond, 1882-1971. Donias, Henri. Level, André. Lhote, André, 1885-1962. Meerson, Olga. Sardon, Jean Claude, 1904-1967. Thorndike, Charles, 1875-1935. Zervos, Christian.
  • ID/Accession Number: 86-A19
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 83288113
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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