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Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers, 1903-1962

Gaston and Isabelle Nagle Lachaise papers, 1903-1962

Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 0.8 linear ft. (microfilmed on 4 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; photographs; photograph albums; scrapbooks; exhibition material; and clippings.

REELS 325-327: Correspondence; photograph albums; scrapbooks; clippings; and exhibition material.

REEL 1034: Correspondence, 1925-1934, including mainly 23 letters to Lachaise from Alfred Stieglitz discussing Lachaise's exhibiting some works at the Anderson Galleries and his financial dealings with Stieglitz; letters to Isabelle Lachaise from friends and artists including Carl Van Vechten, Alfred Stieglitz, Bertram Hartman, and Carl Sprinchorn; correspondence relating to the sale of Gaston Lachaise's work; and correspondence relating to biographies of Gaston Lachaise. In addition, there are 3 photographs of paintings in the estate of Isabelle Lachaise: a drawing by Max Weber, a 1923 painting by Yasuo Kuniyoshi; and a painting by John Marin.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. and Maine. Best known for his stylized monumental female nudes, dating from 1918 to the 1930s.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1972-1974 by John Pierce, Managing Trustee, Lachaise Foundation. Pierce is the grand-nephew of Isabelle Lachaise.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the Lachaise Foundation.

Microfilm reels 325-327 & 1034 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.