Whitney Museum Library, Whitney Studio Club and Galleries, 1907-1930

The Whitney Studio Club and Galleries Collection, a project funded through the generous support of the Leon Levy Foundation, brings together 998 of the Whitney Museum’s earliest documents. It includes archival records, photographs, checklists, and catalogs from exhibitions organized by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Juliana Force—respectively, founder and first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Water colors by Mark Baum : exhibition, November 25-December 7, 1929
Exhibition checklist of water colors by Mark Baum. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, November 25-December 7, 1929. Includes announcement card for the same exhibition. Title from cover. Information written in pencil on [page 3].
Water colors by Paul Rohland : exhibition, November 25-December 7, 1929
Exhibition checklist of watercolors by Paul Rohland. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, November 25-December 7, 1929. Includes announcement card for the same exhibition. Title from cover.
Water colors by Richard Lahey: exhibition, November 25-December 7, 1929
Exhibition checklist of watercolors by Richard Lahey. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, November 25-December 7, 1929. Includes announcement card from the same exhibition. Title from cover.
Water colors by Stuart Davis : exhibition, November 25-December 7, 1929
Exhibition checklist of watercolors by Stuart Davis. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, November 25-December 7, 1929. Includes announcement card for the same exhibition.
Water colour "N.Y. Skyscraper", April 18th 1929
Loan receipt from Whitney Studio Galleries, dated April 18, 1929. Includes note: "These were 3 that Mungo-Park kept in her desk drawer -- never came to stock room." (Note: artist's name not recorded, unidentified signature).
Watercolors and paintings by Karl Free : exhibition, January 2-January 19, 1929
Exhibition checklist of watercolors and paintings by Karl Free. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, January 2-January 19, 1929. Includes announcement card for the same exhibition. Title from cover.
Watson (Nan), Mar. 15, 1929
Loan or sales receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Mrs. H.P. Whitney, dated March 15, 1929. On loan: "Tulips and Anemonies" by Nan Watson. Price $300.
Whitney Galleries, March 15, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Prosper Invernizzi, dated March 1930. On loan: four (4) paintings.
Whitney Museum of American Art, The Whitney Studio exhibition: The Immigrant in America
Typed report on the exhibition "The Immigrant in America" held at the Whitney Studio in 1915. References included in report.
Whitney Studio : notes about exhibitions made by Juliana Force, 1916-1920
The Whitney Studio Exhibition Notebook created by Juliana Force containing her notes about exhibitions between 1916-1920. Title taken from note found on inside of front cover. This copy includes handwritten notes, attendance numbers and sale prices. 140 pages total with 10 blank pages between [page 129] and [page 140].
Whitney Studio Club Office Interior [?]
Photograph of the Whitney Studio Club Office Interior (?), 1925-1926.
Whitney Studio Club Office Second Floor
Photograph of the Whitney Studio Club Office Interior. Second floor L-shaped studio, south end, as it appeared between 1923 and 1928. Photograph reprinted in 1993.
Whitney Studio Club Office Second Floor
Photograph of the Whitney Studio Club Office Interior. Second floor L-shaped studio, south end, as it appeared between 1923 and 1928. Photograph reprinted in 1993.
Whitney Studio Club Office Second Floor
Photograph of the Whitney Studio Club Office Interior. Second floor L-shaped studio, south end, as it appeared between 1923 and 1928.
Whitney Studio Club Office Sitting Room
Photograph of the sitting room in the Whitney Studio Club Office Interior, 1925-1926.
Whitney Studio Club Office Sitting Room
Photograph of the sitting room in the Whitney Studio Club Office Interior, 1925-1926. Photograph reprinted.
Whitney Studio Club Office Sitting Room
Photograph of the sitting room in the Whitney Studio Club Office Interior, 1925-1926.
Whitney Studio Club [gallery interior]
Photograph of the Whitney Studio Club, interior. Paintings left and right by Glenn O. Coleman. Paintings in center by Henri Burkhard.
Whitney Studio Club to John C. Fox Company, January 28, 1928
Photocopy of memo written by Whitney Studio Club to John C. Fox Company, dated January 26, 1928.
Whitney Studio Club to Mr. John C. Fox, April 17, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by the Whitney Studio Club to John C. Fox, dated April 17, 1928.
Whitney Studio Club to Mr. John C. Fox, April 5, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by the Whitney Studio Club, dated April 5, 1928.
Whitney Studio Club to Mr. John C. Fox, March 13, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by Whitney Studio Club to John C. Fox, dated March 13, 1928.
Whitney Studio Club to Mr. John C. Fox, May 22, 1928
Photocopy of letter written by the Whitney Studio Club to John C. Fox, dated May 22, 1928. Request made to handle the insurance of the sold artworks by Watson, Schnakenberg, Kuniyoshi, and Free. Included are the sale prices and instructions on insurance value.
Whitney Studio Galleries : 2 framed watercolors, March 14, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Max Kuehne, dated March 14, 1930, for two (2) framed watercolors and five (5) etchings.
Whitney Studio Galleries opening exhibition : paintings by Oscar Bluemner
Tear sheet from Gotham Life containing advertisement for an exhibition of paintings by Oscar Bluemner held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, November 4 to Novemeber 23, 1929. Date of advertisement supplemented as November 3, 1929. Includes handwritten notes in margins.
Whitney Studio Galleries to Mr. E.C. Coykendall, Jan. 23, 1929
Letter from Juliana Force to Mr. E.C. Coykendall, dated January 23, 1929. Regarding Harry Gottlieb's paintings and value as an artist. Photocopy of original.
Whitney Studio Galleries to be sent to Mr. R.R. [sic] Harshe, Chicago Art Institute
Loan receipt from the Whitney Studio Galleries to Robert B. Harshe, dated February 20, 1930. Items sent include "Paradise Cafe" by Paul Rohland, "Acrobat on White Horse" by Karl Free, and "Harvesters" by Gerard Cochet.
Whitney Studio Galleries, 1 watercolor framed, March 15, 1930.
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and unidentified artist, dated March 15, 1930. On loan: One (1) framed watercolor, one (1) etching, and three (3) lithographs.
Whitney Studio Galleries, Apr 5, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Emil Ganso, dated April 5, 1930. On loan: six art works by Ganso. Additional notes and sketch on verso.
Whitney Studio Galleries, Apr. 9, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Ernest Fiene, dated April 9, 1930. On loan: "Front Porch" and "Circus" by Fiene.
Whitney Studio Galleries, Feb 21, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Herbert Morgan, dated February 21, 1930, for eight (8) paintings and four (4) sculptures.
Whitney Studio Galleries, Mar 10, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Reginald Marsh, dated March 10, 1930, for two (2) framed oils titled, "Coney Island Boat" and "Death Ave.". Two (2) lithographs and one (1) etching.
Whitney Studio Galleries, March 10, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Arthur E. Cederquist, dated March 10, 1930. All paintings except two (2) which sold: "Two trees" and "Apple tree" by artist.
Whitney Studio Galleries, March 10th, 1930
Receipt between Beauford Delaney and Whitney Studio Galleries, dated March 10, 1930.
Whitney Studio Galleries, March 11, 1930
Loan receipt from Whitney Studio Galleries, dated March 11, 1930, for sculptures. Pieces are titled: "Kneeling Figure", "Walking", "Head", "Torso Standing" and "Torso". Unidentified artist.
Whitney Studio Galleries, March 17
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Charles Daniel [?], dated March 17 (year not recorded), for eight (8) lithographs.
Whitney Studio Galleries, March 21, 1930
Loan receipt between Helen Davis and Whitney Studio Galleries, dated March 21, 1930, for one bronze sculpture titled "Dog".
Whitney Studio Galleries, March 24, 1930
Loan receipt between Reeves Brace and Whitney Studio Galleries, dated March 24, 1930 for three (3) paintings: "Cat", "Shady Mill", and "Jefferson Market".
Whitney Studio Galleries, March 31, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Lillian Linding, dated March 31, 1930. On loan: one (1) lithograph.
Whitney Studio announces an exhibition of sculpture by Florence Lucius and drawings by Jeanne Poupelet, January 26th to February 13th
Announcement card for an exhibition of sculpture by Florence Lucius and drawings by Jeanne Poupelet, held January 26-February 13, [1926]. Year of exhibition taken from penciled note on card.
Whitney Studio dateline
Document showing dates and addresses of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Studio, Friends of Young Artists, The Whitney Studio, The Whitney Studio Club, The Whitney Studio Galleries, and The Whitney Museum of American Art.
Whitney Studio form letter copy to the American Letter Co., October 18, 1927
Form letter written by Juliana Force to recipients requesting a contribution towards the purchase of Sloan's "The Lafayette". This copy was sent to the American Letter Company for multigraphing. Dated October 18, 1927. Includes handwritten note of order for work that will be done, and the cost of it.
Whitney Studio to Miss Clark, October 14, 1927
Typed letter from [Whitney Studio] to Rose Clark, dated October 14, 1927. Discussion of the sale of Clark's "Butterfly Weed" painting. Letter is unsigned. Photocopy of original document.
Whitney, 14 pastels, Caroline Speare Rohland, Feb. 25.
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Paul Rohland, dated February 25 (year not recorded). On loan: art works by Caroline Speare Rohland, Paul Rohland, and Florence [?].
William Zorach, Apr 10, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and William Zorach, dated April 10, 1929. On loan: three (3) bronzes and one (1) base.
William Zorach, Apr.
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and William Zorach, dated April (year not recorded). Signed by Berkeley Express and Moving Company. Being shipped: six (6) framed drawings, two (2) bronzes by William Zorach. Includes prices.
William Zorach, Dec. 11, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and William Zorach, dated December 11, 1929. On loan: five (5) drawings. Prices noted.
Xavier J. Barile to Mrs. Force, Dec. 22, '27
Letter written by Xavier J. Barile to Juliana Force, dated December 22, 1927. Additional handwritten notation of the receipt of $5.

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