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Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1922-1971, n.d.

Author: George Biddle; Julius J Lankes; Helena Rubinstein; American Artists Group.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Carl Zigrosser Papers, ca. 1891-1971. Folders 156-157.
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George Biddle's long career as a printmaker paralleled Carl Zigrosser's long career as a print dealer and curator. The correspondence records their long working relationship. Letters cover Biddle's work for the American Artists Group, Zigrosser's chapter on Biddle in The Artist in America (1942), Biddle's particular methods in lithography, Biddle's work with the printer George Miller, Biddle's efforts to get his  Read more...
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Named Person: Hélène Sardeau; George C Miller
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: George Biddle; Julius J Lankes; Helena Rubinstein; American Artists Group.
OCLC Number: 194103939
Description: 85 items (122 leaves and 3 pamphlets).

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George Biddle's long career as a printmaker paralleled Carl Zigrosser's long career as a print dealer and curator. The correspondence records their long working relationship. Letters cover Biddle's work for the American Artists Group, Zigrosser's chapter on Biddle in The Artist in America (1942), Biddle's particular methods in lithography, Biddle's work with the printer George Miller, Biddle's efforts to get his society friends to donate their art collections to the Philadelphia Museum of Art,a 1946 letter from Biddle detailing letters from artists in his personal papers,Zigrosser and Biddle's efforts on behalf of J.J. Lankes, a telegram from Helena Rubinstein regarding a dinner in honor of Biddle, their writings in their old age, the death of Biddle's wife Hélène Sardeau, and a long and undated letter from Biddle on the philosophical danger of dividing art into categories like important/unimportant and then spreading into a specific defense of American artists. Also included is one original print by Biddle and a quantity of printed matter about Biddle.

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