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Research material on Amedeo Modigliani, circa 1920-1962, bulk circa 1950s

Research material on Amedeo Modigliani, circa 1920-1962, bulk circa 1950s

D'Atri, Alberto G.

Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 2.1 linear ft.

Summary: Research material on Amedeo Modigliani, circa 1920-1962, measures 2.1 linear feet and was compiled by art critic Alberto G. d'Atri for his unpublished work, "La Vie et l'Oeuvre de Modigliani Amedeo, 12 Juillet 1884 - 24 Janvier 1920 par Alberto G. d'Atri," circa 1950-1956. Found is Modigliani's death certificate, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, reproductions, extensive photographs of artwork, and a register of Modigliani's works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alberto G. d'Atri was an art critic in Paris, France. His subject was the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani.

Provenance

Donated 1995 by Lise Claire Martin, daughter of Alberto G. d'Atri.

A Finding Aid to the Research Material on Amedeo Modigliani,
circa 1920-1962
,
bulk circa 1950s
, in the Archives of American Art
AAA.datralbe
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Haug
Biographical Note
Alberto G. d'Atri was an art critic based in Paris, France. His subject was the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920).
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 8 series:
Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950s (Box 1; 1 folder)
Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1948-1962 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)
Series 3: Writings, circa 1950-1956 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
Series 4: Notes, circa 1950s-1960 (Box 1; 8 folders)
Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1920-1959 (Box 1; 3 folders)
Series 6: Reproductions of Modigliani's Works of Art, circa 1937-1957 (Box 1; 4 folders)
Series 7: Photographs, circa 1950s-1960s (Box 1-3; 0.9 linear feet)
Series 8: Register of Modigliani's Works of Art, 1908-1920 (Box 4; 0.3 linear feet)
Other than the photographs, the materials in each series likely reflect the original arrangement by d'Atri. The bulk of d'Atri's research and writing appears to have been conducted during the 1950s; therefore, many undated materials have been given the circa date 1950s.
Scope and Content Note
Research material on Amedeo Modigliani, circa 1920-1962, measures 2.1 linear feet and was compiled by art critic Alberto G. d'Atri for his unpublished work, "La Vie et l'Oeuvre de Modigliani Amedeo, 12 Juillet 1884 - 24 Janvier 1920 par Alberto G. d'Atri," circa 1950-1956. Found is Modigliani's death certificate, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, reproductions, extensive photographs of artwork, and a register of Modigliani's works of art.
Correspondence includes letters to and from Alberto d'Atri with European and American museums and galleries, and scholars. A significant portion of the correspondence is in French, and to a lesser extent, Italian. Writings consist of typed manuscripts, drafts, and research notes, primarily in French. Notes include lists of Modigliani's works of art in the collections of museums, galleries, and private owners, and notes for an exhibition catalog of the artist's works.
Printed Material includes a handful of photocopied clippings, two exhibition announcements, and scattered articles and essays on Modigliani. Found among the reproductions are facsimiles of letters from Modigliani, prints, postcards and various printed material of Modigliani's artwork. Much of the research material consists of photographs of works of arts by Modigliani, many of which have provenance-related information written on the back of the photograph. Also found are a handful of reproduced photographs of Modigliani and his artist friends and models, and d'Atri's oversized one-volume register of Modigliani's works of art which contains 329 entries indicating titles, dimensions, dates, descriptions, ownership, provenance, and exhibition history for each work.
Provenance
Donated 1995 by Lise Claire Martin, daughter of Alberto G. d'Atri.
Processing Information
The collection was minimally processed and arranged by Joy Weiner in 2003, and described by Sarah Haug in 2009.

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Research material on Amedeo Modigliani, circa 1920-1962, bulk circa 1950s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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