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A Finding Aid to the Jane Wade papers regarding Curt Valentin, 1903-1971 | Digitized Collection

Jane Wade papers regarding Curt Valentin, 1903-1971

Wade, Jane, 1925-

Dealer

Representative image for Jane Wade papers regarding Curt Valentin, 1903-1971

This site provides access to the papers of Jane Wade in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2018, and total 861 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation.

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear feet

Summary: The Jane Wade papers regarding art dealer and New York gallery owner Curt Valentin, measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1903-1971. This small collection consists of papers donated by former Curt Valentin Gallery employee Jane Wade, which provide scattered documentation of Valentin's life and exhibitions at the Buchholz Gallery (renamed Curt Valentin Gallery in 1951) including biographical material, correspondence from artists Valentin represented, writings and notes, lists documenting clients, exhibitions held, and artwork by Picasso sold by the gallery, clippings of obituaries for Valentin, and a complete set of Buchholz Gallery exhibition catalogs from 1937-1948.

Biographical/Historical Note

Curt Valentin (1902-1952) was a modern art dealer of New York, New York. Born in Germany, Valentin emigrated to the United States in 1937 where he opened the Buchholz Gallery on West Forty-sixth Street in New York city. After two years he moved the gallery to West Fifty-seventh Street and in 1951 it was renamed the Curt Valentin Gallery. Jane Wade was Valentin's assistant and continued to help run the Curt Valentin Gallery after Valentin's sudden death in 1952 until it closed in 1955. She then worked for Otto Gerson at Fine Arts Associates, where she helped to handle the works of some of the artists previously represented by Valentin.

Provenance

The Jane Wade papers were donated by Jane Wade in 1976. The catalogs of exhibitions organized by Curt Valentin were donated in 1977 by Jane Wade. In 2018 the two collections were merged and named the Jane Wade papers regarding Curt Valentin.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation.