Geoffrey Theodore Hellman papers concerning Albert Eugene Gallatin's Museum of Living Art, 1934-1952

Hellman, Geoffrey, b. 1907
Collector
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 9 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Two letters, 1942 and 1943, from Albert Eugene Gallatin to Hellman concerning the relocation of Gallatin's art collection, the Museum of Living Art, from New York University to the Philadelphia Museum of Art; a press release from NYU about the move; and photocopies of 6 articles about Gallatin by Hellman in THE NEW YORKER, 1934-1952.

Biographical/Historical Note: Hellman, a writer, wrote about A. E. Gallatin on several occasions in the New Yorker magazine. Gallatin formed one of America's earliest modern art collections, and displayed it as Gallery of Living Art (later Museum of Living Art) at NYU. It moved to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1943.

Donated 1976 by Geoffrey Hellman.

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