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Chester Dale papers relating to George Bellows, 1919-1956

Dale, Chester, 1883-1962



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, a photograph, and invoices relating to Chester Dale's relationship with George Bellows and Dale's interest in Bellows' works of art.
Correspondence includes twelve letters between George Bellows and Chester Dale regarding Dale's patronage of Bellows and personal matters, 1919-1929. Also included is correspondence between Chester Dale and Marie Sterner, Alaric Simson, and W. Martin Griffith regarding works by Bellows, 1924-1930. Additional letters are from James Rosenberg and Julian Bowes to Dale pertaining to Bowes' portrait sculpture of Bellows, 1927. A photograph of the sculpture is included with the letters.
Seven invoices are from H.V. Allison and Sons to Chester Dale for purchases of works by Bellows, 1944-1956, and an invoice from C.W. Kraushaar Galleries to Dale for a Bellows lithograph, 1929.

Biographical/Historical Note

Chester Dale (1883-1962) was an art collector in New York, N.Y. Dale collected 19th and 20th century art works.


Donated 2010 by Martha J. Fleischman, Archives of American Art trustee and benefactor, who purchased the collection at auction.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Chester Dale papers relating to George Bellows, 1919-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.