Kruse, Alexander Z. (Zerdini),
Art critic, Painter, Educator
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 1,000 items (on 3 microfilm reels).
Collection Summary: Biographical data; correspondence; diaries; notebooks which include an entry of a conversation with William Merritt Chase on his painting methods; sketchbooks, color studies, and layouts for publications; photos of Kruse and of his art; lecture typescripts; published and unpublished writings; price lists for works of art, and priced exhibition catalogs; a list of buyers of Kruse's paintings; address books; mailing lists; a scrapbook of "Art to Heart Talks" clippings from the ART DIGEST; invention/patent files for a stapler, and printed matter.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art critic, painter and educator; New York City.
The papers were collected by Richard R. Love, director of the gallery which lent them to the Archives of American Art.