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Katherine Sophie Dreier
Abstract Portrait of Marcel Duchamp
1918
Oil on canvas

18 x 32 inches
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Excerpt from Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library:

The Katherine S. Dreier Papers / Société Anonyme Archive

The Katherine S. Dreier Papers / Société Anonyme Archive documents the life of Katherine S. Dreier and the activities of the Société Anonyme. The collection consists of correspondence manuscripts and notes for articles, books, fiction, and lectures clippings brochures programs press releases advertisements tax records photographs and artwork meeting minutes and ephemera and printed material. The papers span the years 1818 to 1952, but the bulk of the material is from 1920 to 1951.

The collection is organized into two parts: the Katherine S. Dreier Papers (Series I-VI and XI) and the Société Anonyme Archive (Series VII-X). Series in the Katherine S. Dreier Papers include Correspondence, Writings, Subject Files, Personal Papers, Photographs & Artwork, Dreier Family Papers, and Katherine S. Dreier Papers Addition. The Société Anonyme Archive is organized into Correspondence, Public Programs, Business Records, and Subject Files about Artists. The collection is housed in 158 boxes. The papers are chiefly in English, but there are also some materials in German, French, and Spanish.

Research the Archive: The Katherine S. Dreier Papers / Société Anonyme Archive, Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library


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Additional Information

Katherine Sophie Dreier: Selected Biographies on Art in Context

Katherine Sophie Dreier: Related Links on Art in Context


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Katherine Sophie Dreier, American, (1877-1952)
b. September 10, 1877, Brooklyn, NY
d. 1952


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