Henry and Rose Pearlman papers, 1893-1995, bulk 1950-1980

Pearlman, Henry, b. 1895 d. 1974
Active in New York, N.Y.

Pearlman, Rose Fried, b. 1901 d. 1996
Active in New York,N.Y.

The papers of Henry and Rose Pearlman in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2011. The bulk of the papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 5,446 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Princeton Art Museum.

Collection size: 4.3 linear feet

Collection Summary: The Henry and Rose Pearlman papers measure 4.3 linear feet and document the activities of art collectors Henry and Rose Pearlman through correspondence, research materials, exhibition catalogs, photographs of artwork and exhibitions, and clippings ranging from 1909 to 1995 (bulk 1950-1980). Most of the materials relate to artists and pieces represented in the Pearlmans' collection, although a small amount of material concerns works considered or researched by Pearlman, but not purchased.

Biographical/Historical Note: Henry Pearlman (1895-1974) was an art collector in New York, N.Y. Pearlman and his wife Rose were collectors of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings of Cezanne, Kokoschka, Soutine, and Van Gogh, among others.

The Henry and Rose Pearlman papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2004 by Dorothy Edelman and Marge Scheuer, daughters of Henry and Rose Pearlman, care of the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Princeton Art Museum.

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