Robert Jay Wolff papers, 1926-1969

Wolff, Robert Jay, b. 1905 d. 1978
Painter, Designer
Active in Conn.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; notes; photographs; notebooks; scrapbook; clippings; and miscellany. REELS N69-72-N69-74: Correspondence, 1929-1968 with Alexander Calder, Serge Chermayeff, Jimmy Ernst, Sigfried Giedion, Walter Gropius, Guggenheim Museum, Carl Holty, Katharine Kuh, L. and Sybil Moholy-Nagy, Museum of Non-Objective Painting and Hilla Rebay, Harry Holtzman, Stephen R. Hustvedt, Bob Osborn, Philip Pearlstein, Ad Reinhardt, and Kurt Seligmann; exhibition catalogs; price lists; clippings; articles; talks and notes; photographs of paintings and sculpture, 1929-1958; notebooks, 1929-1965; and a scrapbook, 1934-1938. REEL N69-98: Nine letters from Morris D. C. Crawford and his wife, 1926-1932, and a carbon copy of a letter to Dorothy Miller Cahill, May 27, 1969, in which Wolff mentions his efforts, as president of the Artists' Union of Chicago, ca. 1936, to unseat Increase Robinson. Wolff also explains how he became Holger Cahill's "bitter enemy."

Biographical/Historical Note: Designer and painter; New Preston, Connecticut. Died in 1978.

Lent for microfilming 1969 by Robert Jay Wolff.

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