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Katharine Kuh papers, 1875-1994, bulk, 1930-1994

Kuh, Katharine, 1904-1994

Curator, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 12.0 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art historian, dealer, critic, and curator Katharine Kuh measure 12 linear feet and date from 1875-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1994. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with family, friends and colleagues; personal business records; artwork by various artists; a travel journal; writings by Kuh and others; scrapbooks; printed material; photographs of Kuh and others; and audio recordings of Kuh's lectures and of Daniel Catton Rich reading poetry.

Biographical/Historical Note

Katharine Kuh (1904-1994) was an art consultant, curator, and critic working in Chicago and New York City.


Donated 1971-1994 by Katharine Kuh and the Katharine Kuh estate. In addition, 147 works of art determined to have been made expressly for Kuh, or dedicated to her, were donated 1995 by the Art Institute of Chicago, which had received them from the Kuh estate along with other works of art in Kuh's collection.

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