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Max Kahn papers, 1949-1993

Max Kahn papers, 1949-1993

Kahn, Max

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, works of arts, printed material and financial records regarding artists Lee Gatch, J.B. Neumann, Curt Valentine and Max Beckmann. Also included are letters to Kahn regarding museum gifts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dealer, collector; New York, N.Y. Gave financial support to painter Lee Gatch. Kahn was associated with J.B. Neumann from 1947-1953, and with Grace Borgenicht 1953-ca. 1960.


Material on reel 1128 lent for microfilming 1976 and unmicrofilmed material donated 1976 by Max Kahn and in 2007 by David Strauss, Kahn's cousin.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1128: Originals returned to Kahn after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 1128 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Max Kahn papers, 1949-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.