Keith Warner papers, 1935-1975

Warner, Keith, b. 1895 d. 1959
Active in N.Y.

This site provides access to the papers of Keith Warner in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,255 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection size: 0.7 linear feet

Collection Summary: Primarily letters received by Warner from artists Alexander Calder, Roland Dorcely, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Piet Mondrian, Alfred Stieglitz, and Max Weber. Also included are notes by Warner, and writings by Dorcely and Macdonald-Wright.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art collector; New York. Warner began collecting Chinese porcelains after World War I, and a few years later his interest shifted to American abstract painting. The collection was sold gradually, after his death, mostly to private collectors, though some works are in museums in the U.S. and Japan.

Donated 1992 by Edna K. Allen, widow of Keith Warner.

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