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Study photographs of 20th century art.

Getty Research Institute

Check holdings at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - 20TH CENTURY  (N6490 )()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of 20th century art.
  • Author/Creator: Getty Research Institute
  • Creation Date: 19--?
  • Biographical/Historical Note: In 1974, the J. Paul Getty Museum began assembling a "photo library" by consolidating the visual resources of each existing curatorial department. By the early 1980s, the Photo Archive was actively acquiring large collections of photographs from commercial and private sources and scholars' archives that contained a photographic component. In 1983, the nearly one million photographs of the Photo Archive were incorporated into the Research Institute's Special Collections and renamed the Photo Study Collection.
  • Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of artist. Photographs for artists represented by one box or more further subdivided chronologically by decade of creation of the artists' works.
  • Physical Desc.: 340 boxes (ca. 26,320 photographs) : b&w ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: A collection of photographs documenting paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints by artists born after 1880 assembled by the Getty Research Institute. Of the approximately 2,300 individuals represented in the collection, the vast majority are European and American artists. The collection's holdings are particularly rich in works dating from 1900 to the beginning of the Second World War; French and German paintings and graphics are especially well represented.
    The collection contains images from a number of personal picture archives, including sculptor Malvina Hoffman; scholars Willi Bongard and Hans Hildebrandt; New York art dealer Sam Salz; and the commercial photographer Gaston Cauvin. Material from Pomona College is strong in early modern European painting. Photographs and auction clippings were acquired from Douwes Fine Art Gallery and Duits.
    Copy prints were acquired from commercial vendors such as Böhm and J.R. Freeman (works sold through Colnaghi). Other copy print sources include auction houses (Sotheby's and Christie's) and museums. Among the latter are: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Phillips Collection, the national galleries in London and Washington, D.C., and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, as well as smaller museums and galleries worldwide.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Online name authority in Photo Archive Database identifies artists represented in this collection.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Bongard, Willi -- Photograph collections Hildebrandt, Hans -- Photograph collections Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966 -- Photograph collections Salz, Sam -- Photograph collections Douwes Fine Art Gallery (London, England)--Photograph collections Duits, Ltd. (Gallery : London, England)--Photograph collections Art, Modern -- 20th century
  • Contributors: Bongard, Willi. Cauvin, Gaston. Hildebrandt, Hans. Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966. Salz, Sam. Douwes Fine Art Gallery (London, England) Duits, Ltd. (Gallery : London, England)
  • Collection: Duits Collection
  • Collection Note: Duits Collection
  • LC Call Number: N6490
  • ID/Accession Number: 1384-487
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 84160507
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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