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René Gimpel papers, 1897-1957

René Gimpel papers, 1897-1957

Gimpel, René, 1881-1945


Collection Information

Size: Ca. 1925 items (on 7 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, diaries, printed material, and writings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art dealer; Paris, France. Born October 4, 1881; died January 3, 1945.


Material on reel 270 donated 1971 by Lawrence S. Jeppson, who received it from Jean Gimpel as research material for his book on art dealers. Material on reel 918 donated by Jean Gimpel, Rene's son, 1972. Material on reels 415-419 microfilmed in London through Jean Gimpel, 1972.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 415-419: Originals in the possession of Jean Gimpel.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 270, 415-419 and 918 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

René Gimpel papers, 1897-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.