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Alvord Eiseman research material concerning Charles Demuth, circa 1914-2005

Eiseman, Alvord, 1916-1991

Collection Information

Size: 10.8 Linear feet

Summary: Alvord Eiseman's research on painter Charles Demuth dates from circa 1914-2005 and measures 10.8 linear feet. The collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, artwork files, printed material, and photographic material that were used in Eiseman's research toward a catalogue raisonné on Demuth.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alvord Eiseman (1916-1991) was an art historian and specialist on painter Charles Demuth (1883-1935). Eiseman was born in New York and received his degree from the College of the City of New York in 1936. He also studied at Cooper Union, the Teachers College at Columbia University, the New School for Social Research, the University of Minnesota, and New York University. In 1975, Eiseman completed his dissertation in art history titled, "The Study of the Development of an Artist: Charles Demuth, Volumes I and II." Eiseman spent the next decade and a half continuing his research and writing on Demuth, authoring a draft manuscript of a catalogue raisonné on the artist.


Donated in 2016 by Grete Meilman, a friend of Alvord Eiseman's who received the collection at the time of Eiseman's death.

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Language Note

Collection is in English