American Artists, Authors, and Collectors: The Walter Pach Letters 1906-1958

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SUNY Press, May 2, 2002 - Art - 407 pages
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Sharing for the first time the life-long correspondence between Walter Pach—artist, author, art critic, art consultant, teacher, museum lecturer—and many of the most influential members of the literary and art worlds of his day, this book reveals Pach to be one of the unsung heroes who promoted European and American modern art during the first half of the twentieth century.
  

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Contents

Walter C Arensberg
31
Frederic C Torrey
53
Bernard Berenson
58
Van Wyck Brooks
93
Bryson Burroughs
119
Arthur B Davies
136
Katherine Dreier
144
Marcel Duchamp
150
Duncan Phillips
226
Maurice Prendergast
238
John Quinn
245
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
322
Albert Pinkham Ryder
334
Paul J Sachs
337
Morton L Schamberg
358
Charles Sheeler
366

Susan Macdowell Eakins
158
Arthur Burdett Frost Jr
169
Childe Hassam
173
Robert Henri
177
Fiske Kimball
183
Alice Klauber
192
Lewis Mumford
204
John Sloan
370
Michael Stein
382
Alfred Stieglitz
389
J Alden Weir
393
Bibliography
397
Index
405
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Page 19 - he placed the American artist on a footing with his contemporaries in Europe, and overcame, through his keen criticism and excellent expositions, the touch of provincialism that would in the long run have proved a serious handicap to American art.

About the author (2002)

Bennard B. Perlman is former Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the Baltimore City Community College and has lectured extensively on American art. He is the author of many books, including The Lives, Loves, and Art of Arthur B. Davies, also published by SUNY Press, and The Immortal Eight: American Painting from Eakins to the Armory Show, 1870-1913.

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