Max Weber papers, 1902-2008

A Finding Aid to the Max Weber Papers, 1902-2008, in the Archives of American Art, by Erin Kinhart

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Biographical Information

Max Weber (1881-1961) was a painter and sculptor in New York City.

Weber was born in Bialystok, Russia. When he was ten years old his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. From 1898 to 1900 he attended Pratt Institute and studied theory and practice of design under Arthur Wesley Dow. After graduating he briefly taught drawing in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Duluth, Minnesota. In 1905 he moved to Paris to attend the Académie Julian, studying under Jean-Paul Laurens, and later attended classes at the Académie Colarossi and Académie de la Grande Chaumiere. In 1907 he attended Henri Matisse's studio class. The influence of Matisse and friend Henri Rousseau transformed Weber's painting style to include elements of cubism and fauvism.

Weber returned to New York in 1909, and over the next few years he frequently exhibited at Alfred Stieglitz's gallery 291. Initially his work was panned by American critics for being too modern. Despite criticism, Weber exhibited his work extensively in the 1910s, and also began creating abstract sculptures. In 1914 he helped his friend Clarence H. White open the White School of Photography and taught art history there for four years. Also in 1914 his Cubist Poems were published in London. His second book of poetry Primitives was published in 1926.

In 1916 Weber married Frances Abrams. He began to explore narrative subjects in his paintings and in 1918 began carving woodblock prints. He also taught at the Art Students League for the 1919-1921 and 1926-1927 sessions. By the early 1920s he was recognized as an important American artist, serving as a leader in art organizations such as the Society of Independent Artists. In 1930 Weber became the first American modernist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.

In the 1930s Weber became more active in political and socialist causes, participating in many organizations throughout the Depression and World War II. In 1937 he became the National Chairman of the American Artists' Congress. By the 1940s, his work was widely known and influenced a new generation of American painters. He continued to exhibit extensively, received many awards, such as the Temple Gold Medal at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and often served on art juries. In 1955 he was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters and received an honorary doctorate from Brandeis University. He died in Great Neck, New York, in 1961.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of New York painter and sculptor Max Weber measure 11.3 linear feet and date from 1902-2008. The collection documents Weber's career as an artist through scattered biographical material; correspondence with artists, curators, universities, arts organizations, and others; exhibition and gallery files; personal business records; writings by Weber and others; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material; photographs of Weber, exhibitions, and works of art; and audio and film recordings. Also included are records maintained by Joy Weber on the exhibition and sale of Weber's work after his death.

Biographical material includes biographical summaries, obituaries, award certificates, and a small amount of family memorabilia. Weber's personal and professional correspondence includes discussions of exhibitions, sales, and donations of his work, as well was requests to teach, write, or lecture. Also found is correspondence with arts organizations, clubs, and committees in which he participated. A small amount of family correspondence is also included. Artists that Weber corresponded with include George Biddle, Arthur Davies, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, Leon Kroll, Barnett Newman, Raphael Soyer, and William Zorach, among many others. Weber also corresponded with many art historians and critics, gallery owners, and art patrons. Joy Weber's correspondence primarily concerns the exhibition, loan, sale, and authentication of her father's artwork.

Exhibition files document various solo and group exhibitions of Weber's work. Five reels of motion picture film include footage of an exhibition at the Forum Gallery in 1975. Gallery files include correspondence, inventories, sales and loan records, gallery publications, and other documentation. Most files for exhibitions and galleries were created by Joy Weber after Max Weber's death in 1961. Personal business records include documents on sales, loans, and gifts of Max Weber's artwork; scattered financial documents; and mortgage and property records. Also found are files regarding his participation in the American Artists' Congress and art juries. Weber's writings primarily concern art theory, impressions of other artists, and social and political issues. Additionally there are notes, drafts speeches, and writings by others about Weber.

Printed material is extensive and includes exhibition publications, press releases, and two published booklets written by Weber: "Art Consciousness" and "Things." Also found are news clippings, brochures, newsletters, and publications produced by art organizations, schools, and museums. Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Weber, depicting him working in his studio, participating in art juries, at art openings, and with his family. Photographs also depict installation views of exhibitions and numerous photographs of Weber's artwork. Audiovisual materials include one sound recording of a National Gallery program on Max Weber and five reels of motion picture film that include footage of an exhibition at the Forum Gallery in 1975.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects:

  • Forum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
  • American Artists' Congress

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art, American
  • Artists' studios--Photographs
  • Painters--New York (State)--New York
  • Painting, American
  • Sculptors--New York (State)--New York

Types of Materials:

  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings

Names:

  • Biddle, George, 1885-
  • Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928
  • Gropper, William, 1897-
  • Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991
  • Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943
  • Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
  • Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974
  • Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970
  • Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987
  • Zorach, William, 1887-1966

Provenance

Material was lent for microfilming in 1959 by Max Weber and in 1969 by Mrs. Max Weber and daughter, Joy Weber. The bulk of the microfilmed material and additional papers were donated in 2011 by Joy Weber.

Separated and Related Materials

Material lent for microfilming in 1959 and 1969 which was not included in the 2011 donation is available on microfilm reels NY59-6 to NY59-10, N69-82 to N69-88, and N69-112.

Also found at the Archives of American Art is an Allen L. Wetmore letter from Max Weber, April 15, 1946.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2012.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Max Weber papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Max Weber papers, 1902-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1905-1995
(Box 1; 10 folders)

Biographical material includes award certificates, a copy of Weber's marriage certificate and wedding announcement, Weber's obituaries, and a small amount of family memorabilia. Also found are biographical summaries, including a chronology, Who's Who articles, and a biographical summary written by art historian Percy North. Also of interest is a list of public and private art collections containing works by Weber. Notes for an interview appear to have been written by Joy Weber in preparation for an interview about her father.

Box Folder
1 1 Awards, circa 1941-1951
1 2 Biographical Summaries, circa 1926-1995
1 3 Collections Containing Works by Weber, 1940s
1 4 Family Memorabilia, 1905-1923
1 5 Identification Cards, circa 1943
1 6 Marriage Certificate, 1961
1 7 Notes for Interview, 1964
1 8 Obituaries, 1961
1 9 Papers at Archives of American Art, circa 1960s-1972
1 10 Wedding Announcement, 1916

Series 2: Correspondence, 1902-2007
(Box 1-5; 4.2 linear feet)

The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

2.1: Max Weber Correspondence, 1902-1969

Found here is Max Weber's personal and professional correspondence, the bulk of which dates from 1915 to 1961. There is correspondence with many fellow artists, including artists he met in his travels and participation in art organizations and committees. There is also correspondence with students and publishers, requests for him to teach, lecture, or write, and business correspondence regarding exhibitions, sales, and donations. There are also a few early letters written by Weber to his parents and letters written to his wife, Frances, and his children.

Artists that Weber corresponded with include George Biddle, Alvin Coburn, Arthur Davies, Marius de Zayas, Katherine Dreier, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, Marsden Hartley, Zoltan Hecht, Milton Horn, Rockwell Kent, Leon Kroll, Barnett Newman, Raphael Soyer, and William Zorach, among many others. Weber also corresponded with many art historians and critics, curators, and gallery owners, such as Frank Crowninshield, Emily Genauer, J. B. Neumann, and Harry Salpeter, as well as art patrons Mabel Dodge, Milton and Edith Lowenthal, and Linda Miller.

Also found is correspondence with arts organizations, clubs, and committees in which he participated. This includes the American Federation of Arts, Artists Equity Association, Art in Federal Buildings, Municipal Art Committee of New York, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, among many others. These files may contain copies of letters between other members as well as printed material sent out to members. Weber also corresponded with schools, galleries, and museums, primarily regarding his participation in events and exhibitions. Also of note is correspondence and invitations regarding the 1945 inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt and the inauguration of John F. Kennedy.

In general, letters are filed alphabetically by person or corporate name. Names with five or more letters are filed in their own folders, and the remainder of correspondence is filed in miscellaneous alphabetical files. Selected correspondents whose names do not appear in headings are indicated in a note following the folder heading. Some correspondence with individuals may also be filed according to the name of the organization with which they were associated. Where they exist, drafts of Weber's outgoing letters are interfiled with incoming letters.

Box Folder
1 11 Letters to Parents, 1902, 1906
1 12-23 Letters to Frances Weber and Family, 1915, 1918-1924
1 24-35 Letters to Frances Weber and Family, 1925-1928
1 36-42 Letters to Frances Weber and Family, 1929-1954
1 43-44 Letters to Frances Weber and Family - Undated, circa 1915-1933
1 45 Letters to Max Weber from Family, 1917-1953
1 46 A.C.A. Gallery, circa 1936-1940
1 47 Abbott, Jere (Smith College Museum of Art), 1940
1 48 Albright Art Gallery, 1940-1959
1 49 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1953-1962
1 50 American Art Research Council, 1943
1 51 American Artists School, 1936-1940
1 52 American Federation of Arts, 1939-1960
1 53 American Fund for Palestinian Institutions, 1943
1 54 American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1925-1946
1 55 American-Israel Cultural Foundation, 1959-1966
1 56 American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers, 1930-1938
1 57 Archives of American Art, 1958-1959
1 58 Art in Federal Buildings, Inc. (Forbes Watson), 1940-1942
1 59-60 Art Institute of Chicago, 1928-1954
1 61 Art Students League of New York, 1919-1947, 1957
1 62 Artists Equity Association, 1947-1955
1 63-65 A, Miscellaneous, 1917-1962
(Includes letters from American Artists Group and John Taylor Arms)
Box Folder
2 1 Bahr, A. W., 1948, 1958
2 2 Baltimore Museum of Art, 1941-1959
2 3 Ben-Zion, circa 1949-1956
2 4 Bernheim Jeune et Cie, 1923-1924
2 5 Biddle, George, circa 1949-1961
2 6 Boston Public Library, 1955-1958
2 7 Brandeis University, 1955-1960
2 8 Brooklyn Museum, 1939-1961
2 9-10 B, Miscellaneous, 1918-1968
(Includes letters from Louis Bouche, Peter Bunnell, and Paul Burlin)
2 11-12 Carnegie Institute, 1923-1951
2 13 City of New York Municipal Art Committee, 1937-1938
2 14 Cleveland Museum of Art, 1956-1957
2 15 Coburn, Alvin, circa 1916-1936
2 16 College Art Association, 1932-1939
2 17 Columbia University, 1937-1938, 1954-1961
2 18 Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1932-1956
2 19 Crowninshield, Frank, 1915-1934
2 20-21 C, Miscellaneous, 1910-1962
2 22 Dance International, 1937
2 23 Davidson, Israel, 1936-1941
2 24 Davies, Arthur, circa 1913-1915
2 25 Davis, Aaron W., 1946-1947
2 26 Davis, Helen M., 1935-1960
2 27 De Casseres, Benjamin, circa 1915-1926
2 28-29 de Zayas, Marius, 1919, 1947-1952
2 30 Dirk, Nathaniel, circa 1915-1946
2 31 Dodge, Mabel, circa 1910s
2 32 Dreier, Katherine (Societe Anonyme), 1920-1931
2 33 Dunoyer de Segonzac, Andre, 1950-1963
2 34 D, Miscellaneous, 1906-1956
(Includes letters from Jo Davidson, Stuart Davis, Terry Dintenfass, and Arthur Dove)
2 35 E. W. Bohannon Scholarship Fund, 1955
2 36 E, Miscellaneous, 1915-1961
(Includes letters from Ehrich Galleries and Phillip Evergood)
2 37 Federal Arts Committee, 1938
2 38 Fine Arts Foundation, 1933-1934
2 39 Fitzpatrick, D. R., 1941-1945
2 40 Ford, Alice, circa 1944-1961
2 41 Furlong, Thomas, 1932-1951
2 42 F, Miscellaneous, 1934-1961
2 43 George Eastman House, 1960
2 44 Genauer, Emily, 1947-1955
2 45 Golden Gate International Exposition, 1938-1940
2 46 Grierson, Francis, 1916-1918
2 47 Gropper, William, circa 1936-1949
2 48 Gross, Chaim, circa 1950-1973
2 49 G, Miscellaneous, 1915-1958
(Includes letters from William Glackens, Arshile Gorky, Lena Gurr, and Robert Gwathmey)
2 50 Halpert, Sam, 1928-1929
2 51-53 Harris, Tudor, 1927, 1931-1946
2 54 Hartley, Marsden, 1939
2 55 Hecht, Zoltan, 1916-1949
2 56 Heydenryk, H., 1947-1959
2 57 High School of Music and Art, 1949
2 58 Hoppe, E. O., 1920-1921
2 59 Horn, Milton and Estelle, 1945-1954
2 60 Hubbard, Marjorie, 1943-1952
2 61 H, Miscellaneous, 1909-1959
(Includes letters from Robert Henri and Stefan Hirsch)
2 62 I, Miscellaneous, 1923-1962
2 63 Jewish Museum, 1947-1958
2 64 Jewish Survey, 1941
2 65 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, circa 1933-1956
2 66 Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, 1942-1944
2 67 J, Miscellaneous, circa 1933-1960
(Includes draft letters to Edward Alden Jewell)
2 68 Kennedy, John F., Inauguration, 1961
2 69 Kent, Rockwell, 1937-1956
2 70 Kroll, Leon, circa 1919-1947
2 71 K, Miscellaneous, circa 1915-1956
Box Folder
3 1 Little Man Press, 1941
3 2 Lowenthal, Milton and Edith, circa 1944-1959
3 3 L, Miscellaneous, circa 1905-1957
(Includes letters from Isabel Lachaise, Life Magazine, and Louis Lozowick)
3 4 Mathews, Elkin, 1914-1919
3 5 Medical Bureau to Aid Spanish Democracy, 1937-1938
3 6 Meixner, Mary, circa 1952-1954
3 7 Menorah Journal, 1925-1941
3 8 Merrill, Thomas D., 1907-1916
3 9 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1934-1951
3 10-12 Miller, Nathan and Linda, circa 1915-1936
3 13 Montross Gallery, 1915-1923
3 14 Muhlstock, Louis, 1956-1968
3 15-17 Museum of Modern Art, circa 1930-1960
3 18 Museum of Tel-Aviv, 1947-1951
3 19-20 M, Miscellaneous, 1915-1961
(Includes letters from the MacDowell Club, Marie Harriman, and a draft letter to Henri Matisse)
3 21 National Council of American Soviet Friendship, 1942-1949
3 22 National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1955-1957
3 23-25 Neumann, J. B., 1924-1942
3 26 Newark Museum, 1928-1961
3 27 Newman, Barnett, 1938-1939
3 28 New York World's Fair, 1939-1940
3 29 North Shore Child Guidance Association, 1956-1957
3 30-31 N, Miscellaneous, circa 1922-1964
3 32 O'Keeffe, Georgia (Photocopies), 1926-1958
3 33 O, Miscellaneous, 1910-1958
3 34 Paul Rosenberg & Co., 1942-1954
3 35 Pearson, Ralph M., 1939-1948
3 36 Pennsylvania Museum of Art, 1934, 1937
3 37 Pitt & Scott, Ltd., 1913-1923
3 38 Portland Art Museum, 1951-1952
3 39 Pratt Institute, 1955-1961
3 40 Public Use of Art Committee, 1938
3 41 P, Miscellaneous, 1908-1961
(Includes letters from Walter Pach, Waldo Peirce, and George Picken)
3 42 Reichman, Fred, 1953-1959
3 43 Rockefeller, Nelson A., circa 1937-1961
3 44 Roosevelt, Franklin D., Inauguration, 1945
3 45 Russian War Relief, Inc., 1942-1943
3 46 Q-R, Miscellaneous, 1917-1962
(Includes letters from Walter Quirt and Diego Rivera)
3 47 Salaman (Lowy), Gertrude, 1916-1929
3 48 Salpeter, Harry, 1938-1960
3 49-50 Sarkar, Benoy Kumar, 1915-1953
3 51 Scholastic Awards, 1948
3 52 Schulte, Antoinette, 1949-1963
3 53 Segal, Samuel M., circa 1960-1961
3 54 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, circa 1950-1959
3 55 Soyer, Raphael, 1953-1960
3 56 Spanish Intellectual Aid, 1939
3 57 Spingold, Nate and Frances, 1955-1958
3 58 State University of Iowa, 1948-1958
3 59-61 S, Miscellaneous, 1906-1961
(Includes letters from Paul Sachs, John Sloan, Society of Independent Artists, and Maurice Sterne)
3 62 Tucker, Richard, 1960-1961
3 63 T, Miscellaneous, circa 1918-1949
(Includes letters from the Treasury Department, Procurement Division)
3 64 United American Artists, 1938-1940
3 65 University of Georgia, 1957-1959
3 66 University of Minnesota, 1948-1957
Box Folder
4 1 U, Miscellaneous, 1937-1961
4 2-6 Van Noppen, Leonard and Adah, 1911-1943
4 7 Van Noppen, Leonard and Adah - Photographs Included with Letters, circa 1911-1940s
4 8 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1938-1940
4 9 Von Kuirim, Anna, 1908-1909
4 10 V, Miscellaneous, 1937-1959
4 11 Wadsworth Atheneum, 1959-1960
4 12 Walker Art Center, circa 1946-1949
4 13 Wallace for President, 1948
4 14 Warner, Keith, circa 1944-1947
4 15 Washburn College, 1937-1938
4 16 Weichsel, John, 1915-1917
4 17-18 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1932-1959
4 19 William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, 1955
4 20 Worcester Art Museum, 1933-1945
4 21 Works Progress Administration (Federal Art Project), 1936-1940
4 22 W, Miscellaneous, 1917-1963
(Includes a postcard from Abraham Walkowitz and a letter from Harold Weston)
4 23 Young, Art, 1937-1943
4 24-25 Zorach, William, 1930-1969
4 26 Y-Z, Miscellaneous, 1938-1961
4 27 Letters in Yiddish (Unidentified), circa 1920s
4 28 Unidentified Correspondence, circa 1916-1958

2.2: Joy Weber Correspondence, 1960-2007

Joy Weber's correspondence primarily concerns the exhibition, loan, sale, and authentication of her father's artwork. Correspondence is with art historians, collectors, museums, galleries, universities, and students. Also found are a few condolence letters addressed to Joy and her mother, Frances, after Weber's death. Joy Weber maintained both alphabetical and chronological files of correspondence. Files are arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization followed by general correspondence arranged chronologically. Researchers should note that additional correspondence can be found in Series 3: Exhibition Files and Series 4: Gallery Files.

Box Folder
4 29 Art Dealers Association of America, 1989, 1999
4 30 Condolence Letters, 1961
4 31 Ellinger, Richard G., 1962-1964
4 32 Ford, Alice, 1968-1985
4 33 Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1971-1975
4 34 Kelly, Lionel, 1992-2001
4 35 Moser, Joann, 1970-1976
4 36 National Jewish Hospital, 1988-2005
4 37-38 North, Percy, 1969-2002
4 39 Requests for Authentification, 1994-2004
4 40 Rubenstein, Daryl (Catalogue Raisonne Project), 1974-1980
4 41 Seeman, Joan, circa 1975
4 42 Story, Ala, circa 1968-1972
4 43 Tarbell, Roberta, 1970-1976
4 44 Tate Modern, 2004-2005
4 45 Torosian, Michael, 1998-1999
4 46 Tucker, Richard, 1964-1974
4 47 Weber, Maynard J., 2003-2004
4 48 Werner, Alfred, 1960-1972
4 49 White, Maynard, 1973-1974
4 50-57 General Correspondence, 1961-1974
Box Folder
5 1-21 General Correspondence, 1975-2007
5 22 General Correspondence - Undated, circa 1980s-1990s

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1919-2003
(Box 5-6; 0.7 linear feet)

Exhibition files document various solo and group exhibitions of Max Weber's work. Most files were maintained by Joy Weber for exhibitions held after Max Weber's death. Files may include correspondence, planning documents, loan forms, lists of works, press clippings, exhibition catalogs, and photographs. Researchers should note that additional exhibition materials is filed in additional series, including Series 4: Gallery Files and Series 8: Photographs. There is also motion picture film in Series 9: Audiovisual Materials that includes footage of a Forum Gallery exhibition in 1975.

Files are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
5 23-24 Luxembourg Museum, "Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture" (1919), 1919- 1920
5 25 Fort Worth Art Center, Inaugural Exhibition (1954), 1954
5 26 Jewish Museum, "Max Weber" (1956), 1955-1956
5 27-29 University of California Santa Barbara, "Max Weber Retrospective Exhibition" (1968), 1967- 1969
5 30-32 Court Galleries, "Five Decades of Pioneering Modern Art by Max Weber" (1970), 1969- 1971
5 33 Frame House Gallery, "Max Weber" (1970), 1970
5 34 Pratt Institute, "Max Weber, 1881-1961: A 10th Year Commemorative" (1971), 1971- 1972
5 35 University of California Santa Barbara (1972), 1972
5 36-37 Harbor Gallery, "The Collected Woodcuts of Max Weber" (1973), 1972-1974
5 38-39 Forum Gallery, "Max Weber" (1979), 1979
5 40 Great Neck Library, "Max Weber" (1980), 1979-1980
5 41-43 Jewish Museum, "Max Weber: American Modern" (1982), 1981-1983
5 44 Forum Gallery, "Max Weber" (1982), 1982
5 45 High Museum of Art, "The Advent of Modernism: Post-Impressionism in North American Art, 1900-1918" (1986), 1985-1986
5 46 Santa Fe East Galleries, "Max Weber: An Exhibition of Paintings" (1987), 1986-1987
5 47-48 High Museum of Art, "Max Weber: The Cubist Decade 1910-1920" (1991), 1989-1993
Box Folder
6 1 Jewish Museum, "Painting a Place in America" (1991), 1991-1993
6 2 Museum of New Mexico, "Proto-Modern Photography" (1992), 1992-1993
6 3 Jewish Museum, "Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey" (1993), 1992-1993
6 4 Albuquerque Museum, "Georgia O'Keeffe: From 291 to New Mexico" (1997), 1997
6 5 Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Max Weber" (1999), 1999
6 6 Albuquerque Museum, "Silent Things, Secret Things: Still Life from Rembrandt to the Millennium" (1999), 1999-2000
6 7 Gerald Peters Gallery, "Max Weber" (2000), 1999-2000
6 8 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, "Views of the City" (2000-2001), 2000
6 9 Gerald Peters Gallery, "Max Weber: Early Drawings" (2003), 2002-2003

Series 4: Gallery Files, 1926-2005
(Box 6-7; 1.0 linear feet)

Gallery files include correspondence, price lists, inventories, artwork sales and loan records, exhibition planning documents, notes, gallery publications, and photographs. After Max Weber's death in 1961, files were maintained by his daughter Joy and include her notes and correspondence with galleries.

Files are arranged alphabetically by gallery name. Documents are arranged in rough chronological order within each folder.

Box Folder
6 10 Associated American Artists, 1940-1943
6 11-14 Associated American Artists, 1968-1975
6 15-22 Bernard Danenberg Galleries, 1969-1971
6 23 Downtown Gallery, 1926-1936
6 24-34 Downtown Gallery, 1950-1969
6 35-37 Eva Lee Gallery, 1964-1973
6 38-41 Forum Gallery, 1970-1999
Box Folder
7 1-3 Forum Gallery, 1970-1999
7 4 Gerald Peters Gallery, 2002-2005
7 5 Harbor Gallery, 1973-1974
7 6 J. B. Neumann's New Art Circle, 1934-1937

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1906-2006
(Box 7; 0.7 linear feet)

Personal business records include documents on sales and loans of Max Weber's artwork; scattered financial documents, such as cancelled checks, receipts, tax documents, and account books; and mortgage and property records. Also found are files regarding his participation in the American Artists' Congress, Artists Union, and art juries. Additional materials include records of gifts of Weber paintings to museums and universities, and numerous lists of works of art. Most files regarding artwork were maintained and added to by Max Weber's daughter Joy after his death.

Files are arranged alphabetically. Items within folders are arranged in rough chronological order.

Box Folder
7 7 Account Books, 1938, 1941
7 8-13 American Artists' Congress, circa 1935-41
7 14 Artists' Cooperative Institution Agreement, 1937
7 15 Artists Union, circa 1936-1940
7 16 Artwork Framing, 1956-1957, 2001-2002
7 17 Artwork Labels, 1949-1968
7 18 Artwork Restoration, 1966-1970
7 19 Artwork Sales Records, 1919, circa 1939-1984
7 20 Artwork Sales Records - Krasner Gallery, 1957-1962
7 21 Cancelled Checks, 1917-1941
7 22 Copyright Registration, 1957
7 23 Donation of Max Weber's Library, 1986
7 24 Estate Tax, 1965
7 25 Gift to Brandeis University, 1966
7 26 Gift to Israel Museum, circa 1966-1968
7 27 Gift to Jewish Museum, 2005
7 28 Gifts to Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985-1999
7 29 Gift to Montclair Art Museum, 2002-2003
7 30 Gift to National Jewish Hospital, circa 1989
7 31 Gift to National Museum of American Art, 1997
7 32 Gift to Newark Museum, 1992-1993
7 33 Gift to Santa Fe Concert Association, 1994
7 34 Gifts to University of Minnesota, 1997, 2001
7 35 Gift to University of New Mexico, 1995, 1997
7 36 Gift to Yale University Art Gallery, 1967
7 37 Insurance Certificates, 1932-1959
7 38 Jury Panels, 1937-1959
7 39 Lists of Works of Art, circa 1950s-1990s
7 40 Loan Agreements, 1935-1955, 2001
7 41 Loan of Matisse Tile, 1971-1972
7 42 Loan of Picasso Painting, 1999-2006
7 43 Loan of Rousseau Painting, 1984-1985
7 44 Loans to Museum of New Mexico, 1993-2002
7 45 Los Angeles County Museum of Art Electronic Reproductions, 2002
7 46 Mailing Receipts, 1960
7 47 Pepsi-Cola Art Competitions, 1945-1947
7 48-50 Property Records, 1921-1952
7 51 Receipts, 1906-1960
7 52 Tax Documents, 1938, 1946
7 53 Whitney Museum of American Art Audio Guide, 2000-2001
7 54 Workshop at Bowling Green State University, 1954

Series 6: Writings, circa 1910s-1999
(Box 7-8; 0.6 linear feet)

Writings consist of draft manuscripts and typescripts by Max Weber as well as writings by others. Weber's writings concern art theory, impressions of other artists such as Matisse, Rousseau, and Cezanne, as well as social and political issues. Miscellaneous writings by Weber include untitled essays, fragments, notes, draft lectures and speeches, and lists. Writings by others include essays about Weber as well as writings by his friend Temple Scott and poetry by his wife Frances.

Writings by Weber are filed first followed by writings by others which are arranged alphabetically by author.

Box Folder
7 55 "Adult Dolls", circa 1930s
7 56 "Art Consciousness", 1916
7 57 "Art Eternal", undated
7 58 "At the Tomb of Mrs. L. R. Miller", circa 1950s
7 59 "The Matisse Class", 1951
7 60 "Statement to National Gallery", 1941
7 61 "Whither American Art?", 1937
Box Folder
8 1-3 Annotated Proofs of Essays, circa 1940s
8 4 Letters to the Editor, 1917-1918
8 5 Pocket Notebook, circa 1910s
8 6 Writings on Cezanne, circa 1920s-1950s
8 7 Writings on Plastic Art, circa 1940s
8 8 Writings on Rousseau and Matisse, circa 1940s-1950s
8 9-15 Miscellaneous Writings and Notes, 1910s-1950s
8 16 Notes Taken by Students in Life-Class at Art Students League, 1926
8 17 Katherine Coffey, "Max Weber", circa 1959
8 18 Percy North, "Max Weber, Pablo Picasso, and the Introduction of Cubism to America", 1999
8 19 O. John Rogge, "An Appeal to Moderates", circa 1950s
8 20 Temple Scott, "The Faubourg Saint Bronnex: A Study of a Post-Impressionist Artist", 1911- 1912
8 21 Temple Scott, "The Lady and the Singing Bird", circa 1910s
8 22 Frances Weber, Poetry, circa 1916
8 23 Alfred Werner, Manuscript for "Max Weber", 1972
8 24 Unknown Author, "Hyphenated American Modernists: Mark Rothko's Peers", circa 1990s
8 25 Unknown Author, "Max Weber", circa 1950s

Series 7: Printed Material, 1909-2008
(Box 8-10, 12; 2.6 linear feet)

Printed material is extensive and includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, and invitations for solo and group shows of Weber's work, press releases, and two published booklets written by Weber: "Art Consciousness" and "Things." Also found are news clippings, magazines, brochures, newsletters, and publications produced by art organizations, schools, and museums. Also of note are four volumes of Artlover published by J. B. Neumann.

Folders are arranged alphabetically. Items within each folder are arranged in rough chronological order.

Box Folder
8 26 American Federation of Art Publications, 1950-1959
8 27 Artlover: J. B. Neumann's Bilderhefte, circa 1935-1936
8 28 Auction Catalogs, 1970-1988, 2002
8 29 Book, Le Neo-Plasticisme by Piet Mondrian, 1920
8 30 Booklet, "Art Consciousness" by Max Weber, 1938
8 31 Booklet, "Reminiscences" by Christian Bucheit, 1956
8 32 Booklet, "The Story of the Armory Show" by Walt Kuhn, 1938
8 33 Booklet, "Things" by Max Weber, 1960
8 34 Booklet, "Triumphs and Slavery of Modern Art" by Alice Garrett, circa 1932
8 35 Brandeis University Publications, 1957
8 36 Brochures and Catalogs for Newly Published Books, 1914-circa 2000
8 37 "The Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art", 1933-1934
8 38 Congressional Publications, 1937-1956
8 39 Essays on Art (Not by Max Weber), 1916-2000
8 40 Event Announcements and Programs, circa 1920s-2005
8 41-44 Exhibition Announcements and Invitations, 1930-2008
8 45 Exhibition Catalogs - Lists of Catalogs, circa 1959, 1980s
Box Folder
9 1-27 Exhibition Catalogs, 1909-2004
Box Folder
10 1 Exhibition Catalogs - Undated, circa 1930s-1990s
10 2 Exhibition Entry Forms and Membership Forms, circa 1930s-1950s
10 3 Forum Magazine Excerpts, "The Artists Point of View", 1936-1940
10 4 International Institute of Arts and Letters Publications, 1950s
10 5 Museum Calendars, 1983-2002
10 6 Museum Publications, circa 1930s-2001
10 7 Magazines, 1929, 1940-1949
10 8-17 News Clippings, 1910s-2000s
(Oversize items housed in Box 12)
10 18 News Clippings - Undated, circa 1920s-2000s
10 19-21 Newsletters, 1935-2006
10 22 Pratt Institute Publications, 1958-1959
10 23 Press Releases, 1937-1981
10 24 Printed Material regarding Activism, 1930s-1950s
10 25 Printed Material regarding Benjamin De Casseres, circa 1920s
10 26 Printed Material regarding Richard Tucker, 1970
10 27 "Ralph M. Pearson's Design Workshop Courses by Mail", circa 1940-1941
10 28 Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1930s-1980s
10 29 School Publications, 1930s, 1950
10 30 Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1930s-1971
Box
12 News Clippings, 1910s-1950s
(Oversize items from Box 10, Folders 8-17)

Series 8: Photographs, 1930s-circa 2000
(Box 10-11; 1.1 linear feet)

Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Max Weber, depicting him working in his studio, participating in art juries, at art openings, and with his family. Also found are photographs of Weber giving a lecture at the Skowhegan School, and photographs of him at home with his family taken by International News Photo. Photographs also depict installation views of exhibitions and numerous photographs of Weber's artwork. Slides depict Weber giving lectures and exhibition installations.

Photographs are arranged by subject.

Box Folder
10 31-33 Max Weber, circa 1930s-1960
10 34 Max Weber in His Studio, circa 1950s-1960
10 35 Max Weber with Others, circa 1940s-1960
10 36 Max Weber at Whitney Museum of Art Exhibition, 1949
10 37 Max Weber at Art Juries, circa 1950-1952
10 38 Max Weber at Skowhegan School, 1957
10 39 Max Weber in Ft. Lauderdale, 1946
10 40 Weber Family, circa 1940s-1950s, 2000
10 41 House in Great Neck, New York, circa 1943
10 42 Photographs Taken by International News Photos, 1946
Box Folder
11 1 Exhibition Opening, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1968
11 2-3 Exhibition Installations, Bernard Danenberg Galleries, 1969-1970
11 4-7 Exhibiiton Installations, Forum Gallery, circa 1987-1999
11 8 Exhibition Installations, Gerald Peters Gallery, circa 2000
11 9 Exhibition Installation, Joan Avnet Galleries, 1964
11 10 Exhibition Installations, Miscellaneous, circa 1931-1947
11 11-19 Photographs of Artwork, circa 1940s-1980s
11 20 Photographs of Artwork used in Abrams Book, circa 1940s-1980s
11 21 Miscellaneous Photographs, circa 1940s, undated
11 22 Color Transparencies, circa 1982
11 23 Negatives, circa 1960s-1980s
11 27-28 Slides, 1957-1981

Series 9: Audiovisual Materials, 1954-2000
(Box 11; 3 folders)

Found here is one sound recording of a National Gallery program, "This Week at the National Gallery" which disucsses Max Weber. Also found is one unidentified film reel (8 mm.) from 1954 and four film reels (Super 8 mm.) from an exhibition at the Forum Gallery in 1975.

Box Folder
11 24 "This Week at the National Gallery: Charlie Ritchie Discusses Max Weber", 2000 January 1
(1 sound cassette)
11 25 Unidentified Film, 1954
(1 film reel)
11 26 Forum Gallery Exhibition, "Max Weber", 1975
(4 film reels)