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Keith Warner papers, 1935-1975

Warner, Keith, 1895-1959

Collector

This site provides access to the papers of Keith Warner in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,255 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 0.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of American art collector Keith Warner measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1935 to 1975. Correspondence, collecting files, and artwork detail Warner's role as a collector of art in the mid-twentieth century. Present in the collection are materials related to Alexander Calder, Roland Dorcely, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Piet Mondrian, Alfred Stieglitz, and Max Weber.

Biographical/Historical Note

Keith Warner (1895-1959) was an American art collector. Warner was born and lived in Gloversville, New York, and maintained a manufacturing business that took him to New York City intermittently. Warner began collecting Chinese porcelains after World War I, and a few years later his interest shifted to American abstract painting. Warner retired from business in 1944. His collection was sold gradually after his death, mostly to private collectors, though some works are in museums in the United States and Japan.

Provenance

The Keith Warner papers were donated in 1992 by Edna K. Allen, wife of Keith Warner.

Language Note

Collection is in English and French.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.