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Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers, 1903-1962

Lachaise, Gaston, b. 1882 d. 1935
Active in New York, N.Y.; Me.

Lachaise, Isabelle Nagle, b. d. 1957

Collection size: 0.8 linear ft. (microfilmed on 4 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; photographs; photograph albums; scrapbooks; exhibition material; and clippings.

REELS 325-327: Correspondence; photograph albums; scrapbooks; clippings; and exhibition material.

REEL 1034: Correspondence, 1925-1934, including mainly 23 letters to Lachaise from Alfred Stieglitz discussing Lachaise's exhibiting some works at the Anderson Galleries and his financial dealings with Stieglitz; letters to Isabelle Lachaise from friends and artists including Carl Van Vechten, Alfred Stieglitz, Bertram Hartman, and Carl Sprinchorn; correspondence relating to the sale of Gaston Lachaise's work; and correspondence relating to biographies of Gaston Lachaise. In addition, there are 3 photographs of paintings in the estate of Isabelle Lachaise: a drawing by Max Weber, a 1923 painting by Yasuo Kuniyoshi; and a painting by John Marin.

Biographical/Historical Note: Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. and Maine. Best known for his stylized monumental female nudes, dating from 1918 to the 1930s.

Lent for microfilming 1972-1974 by John Pierce, Managing Trustee, Lachaise Foundation. Pierce is the grand-nephew of Isabelle Lachaise.

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