Walter Pach papers, 1857-1980

Pach, Walter, b. 1883 d. 1958
Art critic, Curator, Painter, Art historian, Author, Etcher
Active in New York, N.Y.; England; Holland

The papers of Walter Pach in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2004 from 6 reels of microfilm. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, with the exception of Series 8: Selections from Walter Pach's Library, and total 4,597 images.

Funding for the digitization of the microfilm of this collections was provided by the Gladys K. Delmas Foundation


Collection size: 5.0 linear feet
Addition 5.7 linear feet
Pach's library: 12.0 linear feet

Collection Summary: The Walter Pach papers, 1857-1980, include biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, scrapbooks, and printed material realting to Walter Pach and the Pach family.

Biographical/Historical Note: Walter Pach (1883-1958) was an artist, critic, historian, writer, art consultant, and curator from New York, N.Y. He was a promoter of modernist art and was instrumental in organizing the Armory Show, 1913. He wrote extensively on modern art.

A portion of the papers were purchased from the Salander O'Reilly Galleries through the courtesy of the Brown Foundation, Inc., 1988. The Galleries purchased the papers from Pach's widow, Nikifora Iliapolous. In 1990, Pach's son, Raymond Pach, donated eight family photographs. Additional material donated 2012 by Francis M. Naumann, who purchased the collection from Pach's widow, Nikifora Iliapolous .

Funding for the digitization of the microfilm of this collection was provided by the Gladys Delmas Foundation.

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