Wechsler, Herman Joel,
Art historian, Gallery director
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 2.6 linear ft.
Collection Summary: General correspondence, and correspondence with publishers; notes and manuscript drafts of articles and books on art, a manuscript on Italian artist Andrea Del Castagno, unpublished manuscripts and prints for a book "A Journey Through the World of Art", publications by Wechsler and others; a notebook with quotations from writers; tear sheets of his column "Adventures in Collecting"; a scrapbook containing correspondence, clippings, exhibition announcements, and 2 photos of the Fine Arts Reproductions Gallery; correspondence, draft of legal document, handwritten text and articles regarding reproduction of Toulouse-Lautrec posters; photographs of Wechsler, his family, and his exhibitions; royalty statements; prints of work by other artists; files on Alfred Aufhauser and Harry N. Abrams containing correspondence, manuscripts, and notes; a volume II of CARNET DE DESSINS, a facsimile of Henri Matisse's sketchbook for his cut-out gouache, PARAKEET AND MERMAID (1955); printed material on the F.A.R. Gallery; printed matter; clippings; and miscellany.
Biographical/Historical Note: Gallery director and art historian; New York, N.Y. Died in 1976. Founder of Fine Arts Reproductions (F.A.R.) Gallery, 1934-1976.
Donated 1977-1981 by Mrs. Herman J. Wechsler, Wechsler's widow.