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Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf letters, 1917-1967

Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf letters, 1917-1967

Jagendorf, Moritz Adolph, 1888-1981

Dentist, Playwright

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear feet

Summary: Letters to Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf from artists including approximately 85 letters from Stanton MacDonald-Wright, two letters from Willard Wright (Stanton MacDonald-Wright's brother), one letter each from Thomas Hart Benton, Joseph Stella, Pete Seeger, and Ralph Steel Boggs, and two letters from Walter Starkie. Also included are photocopies of several letters from William and Marguerite Zorach and their daughter Dahlov Ipcar. The letters concern exhibitions, museums, galleries, works of art and other artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Moritz Jagendorf (1888-1981) was a dentist who treated artists in New York, New York. Clients included Joseph Stella, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, William and Marguerite Zorach, Thomas Hart Benton, among others. Jagendorf became friendly with the artists and bought their artwork or received it in lieu of dental bills.


Donated 2016 by Andre Jagendorf, Moritz and Sophie Jagendorf's son.

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