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Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks, circa 1901-1918

Fitzgerald, Charles, 1873-1958

Art critic

This site provides access to the papers of Charles FitzGerald in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 1,180 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Sansom Foundation.

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 Linear feet

Summary: Six scrapbooks of art critic Charles FitzGerald measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1901 to 1918. They are comprised of newspaper clippings from the Evening Sun, Sun, New York Times, and other newspapers. Many of the printed articles, except where noted, were written by FitzGerald. Miscellaneous letters to FitzGerald are interleaved within the books and additional loose letters, writings, newspaper clippings, and notes are found. Also included are note cards that contain an index to Scrapbooks #4-6.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art critic Charles FitzGerald (1873-1958) lived and worked in New York City, New York and was known for his articles promoting Ash Can school artists. As a writer for the New York Evening Sun and the New York Sun newspapers, FitzGerald frequently published critiques of the National Academy of Design, Society of American Artists, and other conventional art and institutions of his day. In 1915, he married Irene Dimock, whom he had met eleven years prior at the wedding of his close friends, the painter William Glackens and his wife, Edith Dimock Glackens.

Provenance

The Charles FitzGerald scrapbooks were donated in 1964 by Ira Glackens, FitzGerald's nephew, and in 2007 by Susan Corn Conway. Glackens was the son of portrait painter William Glackens and Edith Glackens; Edith's sister, Irene Dimock FitzGerald was married to Charles. Conway purchased the Glackens' house where additional scrapbooks were located.

Language Note

The collection is in English.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Sansom Foundation.