Quinn, John, 1870-1924.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Originals: 46 linear feet (72 boxes, 41 letterbooks, 3 v.).
- General correspondence: 50 microfilm reels.
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated. Microfilm of most of the correspondence is available for research use; originals may not be used without permissionof the Curator.
Collection consists mainly of correspondence, with writings, printed matter and photographs that document Quinn's artistic and political interests. Correspondence,1901-1924, is with artists, art dealers, critics, poets, playwrights, booksellers, publishers, and members of his family. Files of letters and letterbooks contain correspondence relating to his interest in the artistic and literary scene in America and abroad, events in Ireland especially during the Home Rule movement, his purchase of paintings, sculpture, first editions and manuscripts of contemporary literature, and the sale of his library and manuscript collection. Also includes typescripts of literary works, typescript of the catalog of Quinn's art collection, ledgers, sales and exhibition catalogs, periodicals, and photographs of Quinn with individual artists and group portraits.
John Quinn (1870-1924) was a corporation lawyer in New York City who amassed an important private collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as books and manuscripts of contemporary authors. In addition to promoting modern and avant-garde art in all forms, he particularly encouraged the work of members of the Irish Literary Revival, the artists of the Paris School, and English and American writers of his time. In 1923 he sold his manuscript and library holdings to subsidize his art collection.
Controlled Access Terms
- Quinn, John, 1870-1924.
- Art -- Marketing.
- Art, Modern -- 20th century.
- Drama -- 20th century.
- Irish literature.
- Home rule -- Ireland.
- Modernism (Art)
- Ireland -- Drama -- 20th century.
- Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916.
- Ireland -- History -- Civil War, 1922-1923.
- Art patrons.
Additional Creator Names
- Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957.
- Casement, Robert, Sir, 1864-1916.
- Coady, Robert J.
- Cohalan, Daniel F.
- Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
- Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968.
- Duchamp-Villon, Raymond, 1876-1918.
- Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
- Epstein, Jacob.
- Farr, Florence, 1860-1917.
- Foster, Annie.
- Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970.
- Foster, Roger, 1857-1924.
- Gaudier-Brzeska, Henri, 1891-1915.
- Gregg, Frederick James.
- Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932.
- Harris, Frank, 1855-1931.
- Huneker, James, 1857-1921.
- Hyde, Douglas, 1868-1949.
- John, Augustus, 1878-1961.
- John, Gwen, 1876-1939.
- Joyce, James, 1882-1941.
- Kennerly, Mitchell, 1878-1950.
- Keogh, Martin.
- Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949.
- Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957.
- MacBride, Maud Gonne.
- Monahan, Michael, 1865-1933.
- O'Donnell, Frank J. Hugh.
- O'Donovan, Gerald.
- O'Grady, Standish, 1846-1928.
- Pach, Walter, 1883-1958.
- Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930.
- Pissarro, Lucien, 1863-1944.
- Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
- Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959.
- Rolleston, T. W. (Thomas William), 1857-1920.
- Roualt, Georges, 1871-1958.
- Russell, George William, 1867-1935.
- Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907.
- Stephens, James, 1882-1950.
- Symonds, Arthur, 1865-1945.
- Walsh, Townsend.
- Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946.
- Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940.
- Yeats, Lily, 1866-1949.
- Yeats, Jack Butler, 1871-1957.
- Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922.
- Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.
- American Art Association.
- Anderson Galleries, Inc.
- Carroll Galleries.
- Durand-Ruel Gallery.
- Goupil Gallery.
- M. Knoedler & Co.
- John Quinn memorial collection.