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Alexander Z. Kruse papers, 1888-1972

Kruse, Alexander Z. (Zerdini), 1888-1972

Painter, Educator, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 1,000 Items, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical data; correspondence; diaries; notebooks which include an entry of a conversation with William Merritt Chase on his painting methods; sketchbooks, color studies, and layouts for publications; photos of Kruse and of his art; lecture typescripts; published and unpublished writings; price lists for works of art, and priced exhibition catalogs; a list of buyers of Kruse's paintings; address books; mailing lists; a scrapbook of "Art to Heart Talks" clippings from the ART DIGEST; invention/patent files for a stapler, and printed matter.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art critic, painter and educator; New York City.


The papers were collected by Richard R. Love, director of the gallery which lent them to the Archives of American Art.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm rolls 1459-1461 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Microfilmed by Industrial Microfilm, 1979 (3 reels).

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Alexander Z. Kruse papers, 1888-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.