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Rudolph Dirks papers, 1860-1971

Dirks, Rudolph, 1877-1968

Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 240 Items, (on one partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Five letters and postcards, 1926-1944, to Rudolph, one concerning his painting which was exhibited in the Armory Show; a transcript of an appeal to the New York Supreme Court, "Star Co. vs. Press Publishing Co. and Rudolph Dirks, 1913" concerning violation of exclusive publication rights of Dirk's drawings; 50 photographs, 1892-1970, of the Dirks family and other artists and friends; 25 photographs of Rudolph's works; 29 original water colors, oils, drawings, and cartoons by Rudolph; and clippings.
Also includes three cartoons by John Dirks and five drawings by Gus Dirks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator. Born 1877. Died 1968.


Lent for microfilming 1974 by John Dirks.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to John Dirks after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 854 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Rudolph Dirks papers, 1860-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.