Erich Herrmann papers relating to George Grosz, 1935-1947

Herrmann, Erich S.
Dealer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Letters, bills of sale, invoices, and printed material.

Ca. 100 letters, some illustrated, primarily from Grosz to Herrmann, but including several to Erich and wife Eve, and from Grosz's sons to "Uncle Herrmann," one from George Macy of The Print Club; consignment lists and a few receipts for paintings sold; printed material on Grosz, including exhibition catalogs, 1935-1939; clippings, 1935-1942; and announcements for the portfolio BAGDAD-ON-THE-SUBWAY (1935) and INTERREGNUM (1936); and a snapshot of Grosz and his son sent to Herrmann, 1942.

REEL 2016: Lists of paintings and art works on approval; 2 receipts for paintings sold; an exchange of letters between Herrmann and the Walker Galleries concerning sales of Grosz's work; and Grosz's correspondence with dealer and publisher Jack C. Rich and Herrmann, regarding a proposed venture involving the reproduction of Grosz's paintings, in which Herrmann advises Grosz to "call the whole deal off". [microfilm title: George Grosz papers].

Biographical/Historical Note: Friend and dealer (?) of German Expressionist painter, printmaker George Grosz. Owner of Erich S. Herrmann, Inc., 385 Madison Ave., New York City.

Material on reel 2016 donated 1980 by Peter A. Brown of Graphic Arts Unlimited, New York City, whose relationship to Herrmann is unclear. Unmicrofilmed papers donated 1986 by Arthur Buzen, attorney for the estate of Eve Margolin, Herrmann's wife.

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