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Robert Neuhaus papers concerning Clyfford Still and Albert Bierstadt, 1884-1984, 1941-1984 (bulk dates)

Robert Neuhaus papers concerning Clyfford Still and Albert Bierstadt, 1884-1984, 1941-1984 (bulk dates)

Neuhaus, Robert R., 1909-1995

Historian, Dealer

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: 7 letters to Neuhaus from and about Still, 2 copies of Neuhaus' replies, 15 photographs of paintings completed by Still between 1930 and 1940, and one letter from Albert Bierstadt, 1884. Still writes to Neuhaus in 1941 in order to introduce himself and inquire about the possibility of having his work exhibited at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. In 1942 and 1945, Still writes to Neuhaus regarding available teaching positions and his painting production. Henry Hibbs of the College of William and Mary writes Neuhaus requesting information on Still. A scholar working on a dissertation, 1978-1979, writes twice to Neuhaus about a Still lithograph on loan to the Oakland Museum. Two transcriptions of Neuhaus' replies outline his relationship with Still in the 1940s. One letter from the Oakland Museum to Neuhaus requests the loan of the Still painting PORTRAIT OF MARYLY NEUHAUS. 15 photographs of Still paintings. Ten of the paintings are portraits, the other five consist of three landscapes and two "abstractions." All photographs are annotated, some by Still. Letter from Bierstadt,1884, concerning an unpaid invoice from the American Artists Union.

Biographical/Historical Note

Historian and art dealer; Walnut Creek, Calif.; d. 1995 Neuhaus was Director of Education, 1938-1940, at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. In 1941, he established a gallery, Robert Neuhaus Services in Fine Arts, in San Francisco, which remained open for approximately six months. Artists represented included Clyfford Still, George Post and Joseph Raphael. Still was a painter, and died in 1980. Bierstadt was a landscape painter active in both the U.S. and Europe.

Provenance

Donated 1986 by Robert Neuhaus.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3796 available 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

Robert Neuhaus papers concerning Clyfford Still and Albert Bierstadt, 1884-1984, 1941-1984 (bulk dates). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.