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Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers, 1884-2002

Rönnebeck, Arnold H., 1885-1947

Printmaker, Arts administrator, Sculptor

This site provides access to the papers of Arnold H. Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 3,819 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Collection Information

Size: 4.24 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor Arnold Rönnebeck and painter Louise Emerson Ronnebeck measure 4.24 linear feet and date from 1884-2002. The collection contains biographical material, family and professional correspondence, sketches and drawings, writings, a scrapbook, and printed material. There are also numerous photographic prints, copy prints, negatives, and 7 glass plate negatives of the Rönnebecks and their artwork, travels, family, and friends, including Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Alfred Stieglitz, and Tony Luhan.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor Arnold Rönnebeck (1885-1947) was part of the "Stieglitz circle" and settled in Denver where he served as director of the Denver Art Museum from 1926-1931. Rönnebeck married Louise Emerson (1901-1980) in 1926. Emerson was a painter and muralist who worked on New Deal mural commissions in Colorado and Wyoming.

Provenance

The papers were donated in 2001 by Ursula Moore Works and Arnold Rönnebeck, the artists' daughter and son.

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Language Note

The collection is in English and German. English; German

Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.