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Jacob Zavel Jacobson papers, 1925-1983

Jacobson, J. Z. (Jacob Zavel), 1900-

Writer, Editor, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Various manuscripts and essays on art, biographies on artists and architects, Judaism, unpublished and published manuscripts, and a pocket notebook; correspondence from Forbes Watson, Julia Thecla, Todd Kempf, Samuel Putnam, Emil Armin, John Doctoroff, Ivar Rose, Oscar Leonard, John Sloan, and others; biographical and personal information, writings, photographs, printed material and art work, including a pen drawing by Emil Armin and a sketch/guest book from the studio of Charles Biesel, given to Jacobson after Biesel's death as a memento of their friendship.

Biographical/Historical Note

Writer, editor, critic; Chicago, Ill. Edited Art of today, Chicago, 1933, and was associated with the 57th St. Art colony. Died 1970.


Donated 1985 by Helen M. Jacobson, widow of Jacobson.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Jacob Zavel Jacobson papers, 1925-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.