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I. J. Belmont papers, 1929-1986

Belmont, Ira Jean, 1885-1964



Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: A marriage certificate, 1926; notes concerning "The Modern Dilema in Art," an essay "Music and the Fourth Dimension"; writings about Belmont, 1969-1971, by his wife, Elsie; a receipt; photographs of Belmont and his art work, and slides of his color music expressions; a sketchbook and 18 sketches; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1924-1951; clippings, 1929-1964; and a copy of The Manifestodes Peintres du Groupe "Les Artistes Musicalists." Seventy-two subject files contain Elsie Belmont's letters to various museums asking them to accept her husband's work, and some information on her gallery, The Belmont Galleries, 1941-1982.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, New York, N.Y. Executed "color-music" paintings.


Donated 1988 by Seymour Graubard, the executor of the estate of Elsie K. Belmont, Belmont's widow.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

I. J. Belmont papers, 1929-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.