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Albert du Vannes photographs, 1896-1950, bulk 1898-1906

Du Vannes, Albert, 1881-1962

Dealer, Portrait painter, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 25 Items, photographic prints, some sepia toned, 19 x 24 cm. and smaller.; 4 Photographic prints, col., 10 x 15 cm.

Summary: 25 photographs, including several posed portraits, of du Vannes, du Vannes with his wives, with a client, painting in his St. Paul and New York studios, and in his New York art gallery. Also included are four color photos, including one of du Vannes' son, Armand, with paintings by his father, mother, and a portrait of Armand by Benton Scott, and one each of the paintings. A caricature of du Vannes from the St. Paul Dispatch, ca. 1902, captioned "Albert di Giovanni - The Young St. Paul Artist Who Left for New York Yesterday," signed Rhodes, and a brief biography of du Vannes by his son complete the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape and portrait painter, art dealer; New York, N.Y. Born Albert Di Giovanni in Naples, Italy. Came to the U.S. in 1894, first to St. Paul, Minnesota, moving ca. 1902 to New York City. Later gave up painting and opened up an art gallery. Changed his name in 1926. Died in Naples, Italy.


Donated 1990 by Armand du Vannes, Albert du Vannes' son.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Albert du Vannes photographs, 1896-1950, bulk 1898-1906. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.