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Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990, bulk, 1884-1909

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Series 3: Circulars/Requests for Submissions of Works of Art , 1886-1905

This series consists primarily of standardized forms listing the title of the work of art, size, condition of frames, location, catalogue price and insurance value. These were completed by various artists and describe paintings being submitted to exhibitions organized by Charles M. Kurtz. The most extensive group are those that pertain to the 1886 Southern Exposition at Louisville, Kentucky.
The Southern Exposition was visited annually by half a million people from all parts of the country. It offered not only an art exhibition, but also general exhibitions of natural and manufactured products as well as musical concerts. In 1886, a dispute between the directors of the Art Department of the Louisville Exposition and the trustees of the American Art Association regarding the Prize Fund exhibition, created difficulties in obtaining some of the works specified. Consequently, interspersed among the application forms in this subseries are letters that document this altercation.
Application forms for the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall Association exhibitions from 1893-1897 and two exhibitions of paintings by the Glasgow School: in 1895 in St. Louis and in 1905 at the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, are also found in this series. Along with these forms are biographical statements from the artists and descriptive information regarding some of the paintings. Occasionally, as in the case of George I. Seney, works owned and loaned by noted collectors are also listed.
Description Container Select
Southern Exposition, Louisville, Ky., 1886
Artist surnames, A-B
4820
671-718
Artist surnames, C
4820
719-753
Artist surnames, D-E
4820
754-800
Artist surnames, F-G
4820
801-841
Artist surnames, H-J
4820
842-909
Artist surnames, K-L
4820
910-964
Artist surnames, M-O
4820
965-1014
Artist surnames, P-R
4820
1015-1078
Artist surnames, S-Z
4820
1079-1165
St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall Association, Miscellaneous, 1893-1897
4820
1168-1178
Glasgow School Exhibition, St. Louis, 1895
Artist surnames, A-K
4820
1183-1213
Artist surnames, L-Z
4820
1214-1235
Glasgow School Exhibition, Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery, 1905
4820
1236-1263

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