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Max Kahn Collection, 1931-1988 | MS Manuscripts

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Title: Max Kahn Collection, 1931-1988Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1931-1988

ID: MS/MS/ms064

Primary Creator: Kahn, Max (1902-2005)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/18/1983

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of collages and photographs by Max Kahn, one record, a print from the Heffer book dealers, and a collection of clippings maintained by Kahn concerning the Bloomsbury Group, the Bronte family, etc.

Collection Historical Note

Max Kahn (March 15, 1902-2005) was an artist born in Russia and came to the United States in 1907 as a small child. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley College in Peoria, Illinois. He then went on to study in Paris (1926-1928) at the Academy Suede West on the Right Bank. He studied sculpture with Emile Antoine Bourdelle and Charles Despiau, and drawing with Othon Friesz. He also studied in New York at the Beaux Arts and in Chicago at the School of the Art Institute.

Kahn taught lithography at John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis; Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Arts, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and from 1944 to 1959 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he gained the rank of professor. From 1959 to 1969 Max Kahn taught at the University of Chicago.

Kahn participated in numerous one-man and group exhibitions in Chicago and around the world. His works are in the collections of over 30 museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Art, Illinois State Museum, Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum in New York, Philadelphia Museum, National Gallery of Canada, and National Gallery and Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

Excerpts from www.maxkahn.com

Administrative Information

Repository: MS 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 Max Kahn

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 1566. Gift of Max Kahn, 1983: January 18

Accession number 1669. Gift of Max Kahn, 1985: July

Accession number 1785. Gift of Max Kahn, 1989: February 10

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

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Collages],
[Series 2: Photographs],
[Series 3: Printed Material],
[Series 4: Ephemera],
[Series 5: Audiovisual],
[Series 6: Realia],

Series 1: CollagesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Elegy for Greece (II), 1970: March 3Add to your cart.
Item 2: Elegy for Greece (III), 1970: MarchAdd to your cart.
Item 3: A Francis Poulence, 1970: July 14Add to your cart.
Item 4: Genius Casts a Shadow, 1970: September 7Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Heat of SummerAdd to your cart.
Item 6: London (I), 1973: June 20Add to your cart.
Item 7: On a Point in Time, 1976: December 30Add to your cart.
Item 8: A Time for Angels, 1970: February 11Add to your cart.
Item 9: A Time in Italy (No. 2), 1975: June 8Add to your cart.
Item 10: Venetian Blues, 1969: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Untitled rodeo collageAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize
Series 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tom Bry and Bill Bry, 1938Add to your cart.
Removed from original matting. Matting located in oversize
Series 3: Printed MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: A Keepsake From Heffers In Their Centenary Year, 1976Add to your cart.
Series 4: EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Box 2-3Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Bloomsbury Group clippings, Folders 3-47, 1931-1988Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Bronte clippings, Folder 48Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West clippings, Folder 49Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Brochures, Folder 50Add to your cart.
Many relating to the Bloomsbury Group
Series 5: AudiovisualAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Financiera Aceptaciones, S.A., A Veracruz Puerto Y Estado En El X Aniversario De Servirle 23 De Mayo 1971 record, 1971Add to your cart.
Gift to Saul Rosenweig. Stored in seperate envelopes with collection
Series 6: RealiaAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kahn's personal bookplate dieAdd to your cart.

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