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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Emil Ganso to Mrs. Force, Oct. 18, 1929
Handwritten letter by Emil Ganso to Juliana Force, dated October 18, 1929. Signed Emil and F Ganso. Requesting money from sales to be sent in marks to their German address.
Ernest Fiene to Mr. Tompkins, Nov. 10, 1928
Handwritten letter by Ernest Fiene to Mr. Tompkins, dated November 10, 1928. Fiene is concerned at Mr. Tompkin's suggestion to lower his prices, explaining that he would not be able to break even if he did.
Ernest Fiene to Mrs. Force, Oct. 29th, 1929
Handwritten letter from Ernest Fiene to Juliana Force, dated October 29, 1929. Fiene updates Force on details of Emil Ganso's divorce suit. Asks Force to put Ganso's paintings away out of sight. Tells of Weyhe's altercation with lawyers trying to consfiscate Ganso's paintings from his possession.
Ernest Fiene, Dec. 20, 1929
Handwritten sales record for Ernest Fiene dated December 20, 1929.
Ernest Fiene, Mar. 11, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Ernest Fiene, dated March 11, 1929. On loan: "The Porch" by Fiene and two lithographs not included in Circus in Paint.
Ernest Lawson to Mrs. Whitney
Handwritten letter from Ernest Lawson to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, dated May 2. Photocopy of the original document.
Ethel Fusfeld, sec'y to Mrs. Force to Miss Rosella Hartman, June 6, 1929
Letter written and signed by Ethel Fusfeld, Juliana Force's secretary, to Rosella Hartman, dated June 6, 1929.
Eugenie Gershoy to Miss Masterson, Dec. 6, 1929
Handwritten letter from Eugenie Gershoy to Miss Masterson, dated December 6, 1929. Signed. Relinquishing her artwork pricing to the Whitney Studio.
Eugenie Gershoy, Dec. 20, 1929
Handwritten sales record for Eugenie Gershoy, c/o Harry Gottlieb, dated December 20, 1929.
Exhibition and sale of drawings, lithographs, etchings & woodcuts : opening February 24, 1925
Catalogue of an exhibition and sale of drawings, lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts, held at the Whitney Studio Club, 10 W. 8th Street, New York. Exhibition opened February 24, 1925. Title from cover. Catalogue scanned is a photocopy from microfilm. Colors in scanned image have been inverted.
Exhibition by John Steuart Curry, James D'Agostino, Loutchansky : January 28-February 8, 1930
Trifold exhibition checklist of work held January 28-February 8, 1930 by the Whitney Studio Galleries. Work included paintings by John Steuart Curry, water colors by James D'Agostino, and sculpture by Loutchansky. Includes announcement card for same exhibition. Title from cover.
Exhibition by Rosella Hartman, Caroline Speare Rohland, Dujam Penic, February 11 to 23 inc.
Announcement card for an exhibition of work by Rosella Hartman, Caroline Speare Rohland, and Dujam Penic, held Feburary 11-23. Year unknown (192?).
Exhibition by four Sunday painters : Arthur E. Cederquist, Beauford Delaney, Prosper Invernizzi, Kalman Oswald
Exhibition checklist of paintings by Arthur E. Cederquist, Beauford Delaney, Prosper Invernizzi, and Kalman Oswald. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, February 26-March 8, 1930. Title from cover.
Exhibition of Greek art : February-March, 1925
Catalogue of an exhibition held February-March 1925 at the Whitney Studio Galleries. Includes 45 plates. "Exhibition assembled by M. de Zayes. Attributions, dates and descriptions are from the complete catalogue of this collection made by Mmme. Verel of the Louvre Museum." Errata slip inserted.
Exhibition of contemporary portraits : January 24th-February 14th, 1928
Exhibition checklist of contemporary portraits. Held at the Whitney Studio Club January 24-February 14, 1928. Information written in pencil on [page 2-3]. Artists include: Allen Tucker, Edmund Archer, Henry Schnakenberg, Reginald Marsh, Betty Burroughs, Angele Watson, Nan Watson, Ernest Fiene, Katherine Schmidt, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Alexander Brook, Eugene Speicher, Dorothy Varian, Isabella Howland, Guy Pene Du Bois, Niles Spencer, Raphael Soyer, Joseph Pollet, Gertrude Tiemer, Henry Strater, Richard Lahey, Carl G. Cutler, George Hartmann, Henry Mattson, Leon Underwood, Charles Downing Lay, Lincoln Rothschild, John Sloan, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Blendon Campbell, Thelma Cudlipp Grosvenor, Van Vleet Tompkins, Mungo Park, David Morrison, Henry Billings, Randall Davey, William Glackens, Georgina Klitgaard, and Molly Luce. Title from cover.
Exhibition of modern paintings by American and foreign artists : at Mrs. H.P. Whitney's Studio, 8 West 8, January 5th to 18th, inclusive, 1916
Catalogue for exhibition of paintings by American and foreign artists held at the Studio, January 5-18, 1916. Artists included: Cecilia Beaux, Paul Albert Besnard, Robert W. Chanler, Howard G. Cushing, Frederic C. Freiseke, Beatrice How, George B. Luks, John Lavery, Ernest Lawson, William Orpen, John S. Sargent, Lucien Simon, Ioaquin Sorolla y Bastida, Ettore Tito, Ignacio Zuloaga, Robert Henri, Giovanni Boldini, George W. Bellows, Wiliam T. Glackens, Gennaro Favai, Arthur B. Davies, William A. Delano, Maxfield Parrish, Warren B. Davis, Franz Stück, Jules Guérin, Edmond Dulac, Gaston La Touche, John La Farge. Title from cover. The physical copy scanned is a photocopy made from microfilm.
Exhibition of paintings & drawings : selected and arranged by Mr. W.E. Hill : January 23rd to February 6th [1924]
Exhibition checklist of paintings and drawings. Artists include: Rosario Aurucci, Louis Bouche, Richard Coolidge, Stuart Davis, John Dos Passos, Gerrit Hondius, Adelaide Lawson, Henry Mattson, Anne Rector, Katherine Schmidt, Dorothea Schwarcz, Dorothy Varian, Peggy Bacon, Richard Coolidge, Edmund Duffy, Leslie Saalburg, T. S. Sullivant, and Marian Wright.
Exhibition of paintings and sculpture by members of the Whitney Studio Club
Catalogue for the annual exhibition of works by members of the Whitney Studio Club, held at 147 West 4th Street, December 1918. Title from cover.
Exhibition of paintings by Gerard Cochet
Exhibition checklist of paintings by Gerard Cochet. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, December 9-December 23, 1929. Title from cover.
Exhibition of paintings by Gertrude Tiemer, Caroline Speare Rohland, Georgina Klitgaard : December 20th-January 7th, 1928
Catalogue for an exhibition of paintings held December 20, 1927 - January 7, 1928 by the Whitney Studio Club. Work exhibited by Gertrude Tiemer, Caroline Speare Rohland, and Georgina Klitgaard. Title from cover.
Exhibition of paintings by Kenneth Frazier
Exhibition checklist of paintings by Kenneth Frazier held at the Whitney Studio Galleries. No exhibition date listed. Written in pencil on verso: "Nov 27-Dec 15 1928."
Exhibition of paintings by Lucile Blanch, Ward Lockwood, Herbert Morgan : January 3-23, 1930
Exhibition checklist of paintings by Lucile Blanch, Ward Lockwood, and Herbert Morgan. Held by the Whitney Studio Galleries, January 3-23, 1930. Includes announcement card for the same exhibition. Title from cover.
Exhibition of paintings by members of the Whitney Studio Club of New York : The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, December, 1927
Catalogue from a traveling exhibition of paintings by members of the Whitney Studio Club held December 1927 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Exhibition shown at five American museums. Catalogue lists sale prices for all works. Title from cover.
Exhibition of paintings of the Whitney Studio Club : January sixteenth to thirty-first, 1928
Catalogue for the Whitney Studio Club Exhibition (Traveling Exhibition) held at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, from January 16-January 31, 1928. Includes 2 black and white plates. Artists include: Pamela Bianco, Henry Billings, Arnold Blanch, Lucile Blanch, Louis Bouche, Alexander Brook, Henri Burkhard, Glenn Coleman, Carl Cutler, Stuart Davis, Preston Dickinson, Guy Pene Du Bois, Ernest Fiene, Karl Free, Emil Ganso, Anne Goldthwaite, Crammer Greenman, Samuel Halpert, Leon Hartl, Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, Georgina Klitgaard, Max Keuhne, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Reginald Marsh, Henry Mattson, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Harley Perkins, Joseph Pollet, Louis Ribak, Boardman Robinson, Paul Rohland, Katherine Schmidt, Henry Schnakenberg, Charles Sheeler, John Sloan, Raphael Soyer, Eugene Speicher, Miles Spencer, Beulah Stevenson, Allen Tucker, and Nan Watson. Title from cover.
Exhibition of portraits by Robert W. Chanler, Sculpture by Reuben Nakian : November 3rd to November 17th
Catalogue of portraits by Robert W. Chanler and sculpture by Reuben Nakian. Held at the Whitney Studio Club November 3-November 17, [1926]. Title from cover. On the cover: "The Shop. A Permanent Collection of Prints, Drawings, Water Colors and Small Sculpture by Members of the Club at Reasonable Prices."
Exhibition of portraits of Brooklyn Heights by Isabel Whitney
Price and exhibition list for Isabel Whitney's exhibition "Portraits of Brooklyn Heights", dated February 18, year not recorded. Includes handwritten notes.
Exhibition of portraits of Brooklyn Heights by Isabel Whitney
Exhibition checklist of portraits of Brooklyn Heights by Isabel Whitney, held November 27 - December 15, [1928] by the Whitney Studio Galleries. Includes announcement card for same exhibition. Title from checklist.
Exhibition of twenty new oil paintings on panels by Oscar Bluemner : November 4th to November 23rd, 1929
Exhibition checklist of oil paintings by Oscar Bluemner. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, November 4-November 23, 1929. Title from cover. Includes newspaper clipping and provenance information attached to inside sleeve, opposite cover. Checklist marked with prices in blue ink. "4. large paintings 1500.00 each." written on the bottom of [page 3].
Exhibition of twenty new oil paintings on panels by Oscar Bluemner : November 4th to November 23rd, 1929
Exhibition checklist of oil paintings by Oscar Bluemner. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, November 4-November 23, 1929. Title from cover. Checklist marked with information in red pencil on [page 2-3].
Exhibition of twenty new oil paintings on panels by Oscar Bluemner : November 4th to November 23rd, 1929
Exhibition checklist of oil paintings by Oscar Bluemner. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, November 4-November 23, 1929. Title from cover. Checklist marked with information by Oscar Bluemner on [page 2-3] and [page 4].
Exhibition of twenty new oil paintings on panels by Oscar Bluemner : November 4th to November 23rd, 1929
Exhibition checklist of oil paintings by Oscar Bluemner. Held at the Whitney Studio Galleries, November 4-November 23, 1929. Title from cover. Checklist marked with prices and additional items. "Mungo Park" written on [page 2].
Exhibition of work of the members of the Whitney Studio Club, 1920
Catalogue for the annual exhibition of work by members of the Whitney Studio Club, held March 30-April 30, 1920. Title taken from cover. The physical catalogue scanned is a photocopy from microfilm. Color of scanned images has been inverted.
Fair of the Iron Horse [?]
Photograph of the painting "Fair of the Iron Horse" by Max Kuehne, from the Circus in Paint Exhibition, April 1929.
Female Acrobat
Photograph of the painting "Female Acrobat" by John Curry, from the Circus in Paint Exhibition, April 1929.
File under Frank Moffatt, Jan 16, 1930
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Frank Moffatt, dated January 16, 1930. On loan: one pastel by Harry Gottlieb. Sold to Frank Moffatt. Price noted.
First Annual Sculpture Exhibition Installation
View 2 of 3. Photograph of an installation from the First Annual Sculpture Exhibition, March 1928.
First Annual Sculpture Exhibition Installation
View 1 of 3. Photograph of an installation from the First Annual Sculpture Exhibition, March 1928.
First Annual Sculpture Exhibition Installation
View 1 of 3. Photograph of an installation from the First Annual Sculpture Exhibition, March 1928.
First Annual Sculpture Exhibition Installation
View 3 of 3. Photograph of an installation from the First Annual Sculpture Exhibition, March 1928.
First Annual Sculpture Exhibition Installation
View 2 of 3. Photograph of an installation from the First Annual Sculpture Exhibition, March 1928.
First Annual Sculpture Exhibition Installation
View 3 of 3. Photograph of an installation from the First Annual Sculpture Exhibition, March 1928.
First annual sculpture exhibition
Catalogue for part 1 of the 1928 annual exhibition of painting and sculpture by members of the Whitney Studio Club, held March 6-29, [1928] at the 10 West 8th Street. Title taken from cover. For part 2, see: Thirteenth annual painting exhibition.
Flanagan [sic], 3 pieces of statuary, April 3, 1930
Loan receipt form from The Museum of Modern Art to the Whitney Studio, dated April 3, 1930, for three (3) pieces of statuary by John Flannagan. Lists Budworth & Son as the bearer.
Florence Dreyfous to Juliana R. Force, Oct. 26, 1927
Handwritten letter by Florence Dreyfous to Juliana Force, dated October 26, 1927. Additional handwritten notation of the receipt of $10.
Flower show
Exhibition artist list prepared by Whitney Studio Galleries, [1930], for the Spring Exhibition, also known as The Flower Exhibition, held March 17-29, 1930.
Flowers
Photograph of the painting "Flowers" by Lucile Blanch, from the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928. Date of painting, 1927.
Flowers
Photograph of the painting "Flowers" by Nan Watson from the Traveling Exhibition, 1927-1928.
For Arnold Blanch, Jan 25, 1930
Loan receipt among Arnold Blanch, Lucile Blanch, and Whitney Studio Galleries, dated January 25, 1930. For Arnold Blanch, one (1) still life titled "Onions". For Lucile Blanch, dated February 3, 1930, art titled "Tulips".
For Caroline S. Rohland, Apr 30, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Budworth, dated April 30, 1929. On loan: five (5) framed oils and three (3) framed pastels by Caroline Speare Rohland.
For Eloisa Schwab, Apr. 29, 1929
Loan receipt between Whitney Studio Galleries and Eloisa Rodriguez Schwab, dated April 29, 1929. On loan: six (6) matted watercolors by Schwab.

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