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William Eisendrath Papers (MSS038)

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Correspondence

Correspondence, William Troy to William Eisendrath

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William Eisendrath Papers (MSS038), 1926-1960 | MSS Manuscripts

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Title: William Eisendrath Papers (MSS038), 1926-1960Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1926-1960

ID: MSS/MSS/038

Primary Creator: Eisendrath, William

Extent: 65.0 Items

Date Acquired: 12/13/1966

Languages: English, French, Italian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Includes correspondence from Alexander Calder; Jean Dubuffet; Franz, Prince of Bavaria; Fernand Leger; Marino Marini; Alfonso Ossorio; William Zorach; and William Troy to Eisendrath. Also includes a letter to Elizabeth de Charius from Antionio Frasconi, a Dubuffet lithograph, and clippings of reviews and articles by William Troy.

Collection Historical Note

William N. Eisendrath Jr. (March 4, 1903 – February 21, 1983) was a teacher and nationally known organizer of art exhibitions. As chairman of the exhibitions committee of the Arts Club of Chicago, Eisendrath organized one of the first American shows of the French Cubist painter Fernand Leger, and what is believed to be the first American exhibition of the Swiss painter Paul Klee. He also organized one of the first shows of the American Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. He was a curator and professor emeritus of the history of art at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of William Eisendrath

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 794, December 13, 1966

Accession number 1399, May 1973

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed March 1970 and January 1974


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1935-1964],
[Series 2: Correspondence, William Troy to William Eisendrath, 1926-1938, 1956],
[Series 3: Ephemera],
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1935-1964Add to your cart.
18 items
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sandy Alexander Calder to Eisendrath. Tells him of his show in Paris and thanks him for a Washington University magazine, 1963: December 13Add to your cart.
Autograph postcard, 1 page
Item 2: Sandy Alexander Calder to Eisendrath. Asks him to come to lunch, 1963: December 21Add to your cart.
Autograph postcard, 1 page
Item 3: Sandy Alexander Calder to Eisendrath. Explains that Charles Nagel of the City Art Museum, St. Louis, is considering him to do a fountain, 1964: January 11Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Jean Dubuffet to Eisendrath. Gives his address and phone in Paris. States that the book La Metromanie is out of print but that Pierre Matisse has copies for $16.00 and that Eisendrath should write directly to him, 1951: January 18Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: Jean Dubuffet to Eisendrath. Answers Eisendrath's invitation to dinner, mentions Pierre Matisse, director of Galerie Pierre Matisse, who will bring 12-14 paintings to Chicago for the Arts Club exposition. Dubuffet asks about others at the conference, says Mr. and Mrs. Matisse will also come to Chicago, 1951: October 30Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 3: Jean Dubuffet to Eisendrath. Thanks Eisendrath for his dinner invitation and as Mr. and Mrs. Matisse and Alfonso Ossorio are also going to be in Chicago, Dubuffet asks if he may invite them also, 1951: Novmber 29Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 4: Jean Dubuffet to Eisendrath. Receives his invitation for dinner. Says he is preparing the paper for his conference and will send Eisendrath and Mrs. Shaw a pre-copy. Says how much he, his wife, and Alfonso Ossorio have enjoyed their trip to Chicago, 1951: December 11Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Jean Dubuffet to Eisendrath. Says Pierre Matisse is bringing with him 3 books with a number of lithographs and a small picture representing a Dialogue with a bird to replace Dialogue to birds which was omitted previously. Encloses a copy of notes for the conference at the Arts Club, explains that when he has more time he will talk about du manierisme et le mimetisme, which he consisders the two greatest factors of art denaturation, 1951: December 15Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 6: Jean Dubuffet to Eisendrath. States how much he and his wife enjoyed their stay in Chicago, 1951: December 30Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 7: Jean Dubuffet to Eisendrath. States that it is now a year since he was in Chicago and that has saved wonderful souvenirs and memories, 1952: December 6Add to your cart.
Autograph postcard signed, 1 page
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Prince Franz of Bavaria to Eisendrath. Explains that the catalogues of the May and Pulitzer collections had arrived, but he can't remember whether or not he thanked Mr. May and Mr. Pulitzer and asks Eisendrath to find out, 1964: March 7Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Antonio Frasconi to Elizabeth de Charius. He is enclosing information about his new book A Whitman Portrait. Left top corner of envelope includes a series of Frasconi engravings, 1962: April 5Add to your cart.
Autograph postcard, 1 page
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fernand Leger to Eisendrath. Comments on an exhibit of his in New York in which notice was taken of his contribution to colour and subject. Mentions two films he saw at a conference in modern art and tells Eisendrath that perhaps he could have the conference and the films in Chicago. He also mentions that he would be at Eisendrath's disposal for this occasion, 1935: October 4Add to your cart.
Autograph postcard, 1 page
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Marino Marini to Eisendrath. Marini declines to work for Eisendrath because of previous commitments, 1964: April 4Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Alfonso Ossorio to Eisendrath. Ossorio explains that Dubuffet's books on Ossorio costs $6.00 but that he is sending Eisendrath a copy, 1952: January 22Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: William Zorach to Eisendrath. Zorach thanks him for his kindness in St. Louis and that he has written to Mr. Calhoun telling him that he is preparing a drawing and also that he is working on some sketches, 1964: September 7Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page

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